Government employees’ online activity draws agency fire

The Environmental Protection Agency has threatened two of its lawyers regarding their online activity, including posting a video on YouTube.  The online material is allegedly critical of the administration’s approach to climate change.

The agency, citing federal policies, told the two lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, who are married and based in San Francisco, that they could mention their E.P.A. affiliation only once; must remove language specifying Mr. Zabel’s expertise and their years of employment with the agency; and must remove an image of the agency’s office in San Francisco.

They have been told that if they do not edit the video to comply with the policy, they could face disciplinary action.

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