Date: December 4th, 2018
Agency: AK, State
Explanation: Government Censorship
In December 2018, one day after new Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy took office, the state Department of Environmental Conservation deleted a key climate change report from its website. The report, titled “Climate Change Policy Recommendations to the Governor,” was prepared by the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team. The Leadership Team was established in October 2017 by then Alaska Governor Bill Walker to “create climate change policy recommendations . . . for Alaska.” Those recommendations were set out in the deleted report, which included a detailed plan for addressing climate change impacts in Alaska.