ANCHORAGE, Alaska —The Environmental Protection Agency halved the number of staffers attending an annual Anchorage forum on issues such as climate change in response to a request from President Trump’s transition team.

Trump transition official Doug Ericksen told Alaska’s Energy Desk in an email that the EPA was directed to limit staff at the conference to save money on travel. “This is one small example of how EPA will be working cooperatively with our staff and our outside partners to be better stewards of the American people’s money,” Ericksen wrote.

Alaska Forum on the Environment Director Kurt Eilo said even some Anchorage-based EPA employees were pulled.