The EPA Goes on Background, and Journalists Revolt

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By: Alexis Sobel Fitts | Columbia Journalism Review

When the Environmental Protection Agency released the Clean Power Plant Proposal last week, which some are suggesting may signify a tipping point in clean energy regulation, it released the plan with some hoopla: A series of documents dropped Monday morning to journalists, after the story was leaked Sunday accompanied by an open press call with technical experts to break down the plan. But the reporters covering the story took issue with one aspect of the rollout: The whole press call was ‘on background.’ – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/the_observatory/the_epa_goes_on_background_and.php#sthash.DSOpZKoP.dpuf

When the Environmental Protection Agency released the Clean Power Plant Proposal last week, which some are suggesting may signify a tipping point in clean energy regulation, it released the plan with some hoopla:

A series of documents dropped Monday morning to journalists, after the story was leaked Sunday accompanied by an open press call with technical experts to break down the plan. But the reporters covering the story took issue with one aspect of the rollout: The whole press call was ‘on background.’

When the Environmental Protection Agency released the Clean Power Plant Proposal last week, which some are suggesting may signify a tipping point in clean energy regulation, it released the plan with some hoopla: A series of documents dropped Monday morning to journalists, after the story was leaked Sunday accompanied by an open press call with technical experts to break down the plan. But the reporters covering the story took issue with one aspect of the rollout: The whole press call was ‘on background.’ – See more at: http://www.cjr.org/the_observatory/the_epa_goes_on_background_and.php#sthash.DSOpZKoP.dpuf

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