Friday, February 3, 2017

The Resistance: Federal Agencies Still Tweeting

You know what happens when you piss off people who love both their jobs and the environment? You get resistance. By Tuesday afternoon, a rogue “AltUSNatParkService” Twitter account had been started by NPS employees, outside the official NPS Twitter channel. The rogue Tweeters made it very clear it was Park Service workers posting on their own time, and therefore not breaking any rules, so there. The channel description:
The Unofficial “Resistance” team of U.S. National Park Service. Not taxpayer subsidised! Come for rugged scenery, fossil beds, 89 million acres of landscape
A sampling of their Tweets:

In addition, the account has been tweeting climate data, proof of climate change, statements by scientific organizations, and even a “shoutout to the anonymous crews at @BadIandsNPS continuing the great work of the original before Trump’s (tiny) hand came down.” Free of the constraints of a government account, they got a little uppity, urging people to call their representatives to demand the gag orders be lifted and directing readers to the NPS website on climate change and how the Parks Service will work to preserve cultural resources, with the warning “Pls download before it is removed.”
 And there are more:

  Jan 26
Here's a few...

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