Some have described President-elect Donald Trump as a “demagogue.” Shouldn’t we be wary of McCarthy-esque efforts to collect names?

We’re glad you informed us that the U.S. Energy Department refused his transition team’s request to name the names of those who have been working on environmental policies relating to climate change. The Dec. 14 Bloomberg News article “Obama’s climate team will be kept confidential” (Page A5) should warn us all about history repeating itself.

Annie Levine

Mike Berkowitz

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