CBS Local – Growing tension between the National Park Service and President Donald Trump has resulted in an unofficial NPS ‘Resistance Team’ on Twitter.
A new account has popped up: @AltNatParkSer. In its bio, it describes the account as “The Unofficial ‘Resistance’ team of U.S. National Park Service. Not taxpayer subsidised! Come for rugged scenery, fossil beds, 89 million acres of landscape. It’s unclear if the managers of the account work for the NPS.
Their main bone to pick is in regards to global warming.
Its handle is @AltUSNatParkService and has so far written a few aggressive tweets.
The movement on Twitter first began when the NPS was forced to shut down its Twitter activity temporarily after retweeting two tweets — one about the attendance of Trump’s inauguration and the other about the disappearance of some pages on WhiteHouse.gov.
Also this week, its been reported that the Trump administration instituted a temporary media blackout at the EPA. Also, the Badlands National Park in South Dakota tweeted out multiple facts about climate change. These tweets were later deleted.
At time of writing, @AltNatParkSer followers has exploded to 377,000.