Employees of a Wisconsin State government agency can’t do ‘climate change work’ while on the clock, following a controversial partisan vote. While critics call it a gag order, supporters say it keeps politics out of the workplace.
In a 2-1 vote earlier this week, Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) barred employees from “engaging in global warming or climate change work” on BCPL time. That reportedly includes even answering emails about the subject.
“It’s not a part of our sole mission, which is to make money for our beneficiaries,” said State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk, who initiated the proposal and is one of the two Republicans on the board. “That’s what I want our employees working on. That’s it. Managing our trust funds.”