Over the weekend, the EPA abruptly cancelled speaking engagements by three agency scientists who were scheduled to make public presentations about climate change.

Muzzling scientists, and denying science, are not normal.

Monday’s presentation was to make citizens and local residents aware of risks to Narragansett Bay, which is the largest estuary in New England, and is critical to the state’s tourism and fishing industries.

Let’s be clear: It’s the kind of science that will be discussed at the New England meeting that helps communities become more resilient in the face of climate-related risks like those experiences in Texas, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico.

A failure by the EPA to be forthcoming about climate change science at events like this puts people, infrastructure, and the environment at risk.

Today is the 24th of October, 2017. It’s not a normal Tuesday.

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