NBC News reports:
The Environmental Protection Agency barred The Associated Press and CNN from a national summit on harmful water contaminants on Tuesday — and guards forcibly shoved a female reporter out of the building.
The EPA blocked the media organizations, along with the environmental-focused E&E News, from attending the meeting in Washington, convened by EPA chief Scott Pruitt.
“The Environmental Protection Agency’s selective barring of news organizations, including the AP, from covering today’s meeting is alarming and a direct threat to the public’s right to know about what is happening inside their government,” said AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee.
The AP reports that one of its reporters was shoved by a security guard for trying to get into an EPA press briefing https://t.co/5PTlj60UGI
— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) May 22, 2018
The EPA blocked reporters from several news outlets, including CNN and the Associated Press, from a national summit where Scott Pruitt, the agency’s chief, was speaking. The event was focused on harmful chemicals in water. https://t.co/zuhpo4ekYt pic.twitter.com/dHP1V90Jn8
— CNN (@CNN) May 22, 2018
Anyway, I’m sure the EPA will leak internal documents to a friendly media outlet in a couple weeks showing how it was all the reporters fault.
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) May 22, 2018