NPS Staff Reprimanded for Climate Change Tweet

On December 15, 2017, The Hill reported that Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, had reprimanded the superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park for climate change-related tweets posted from the park’s account. According to the report, “Zinke did not take any formal disciplinary action against David Smith, superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. And the tweets at issue weren’t deleted, because they didn’t violate National Park Service or Interior Department policies. But Zinke made it clear to Smith that the Trump administration doesn’t want national parks to put out official communications on climate change.”