Federal Whistleblower Joel Clement to Speak at Maine Audubon

On Thursday, March 15, Maine Audubon will host climate whistleblower Joel Clement at Gilsland Farm as part of our Speaker Series.

The event — Silencing Science: An Insider’s Take on the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Undermine Federal Climate Policy — features Clement, former director of the U.S. Interior Department’s Office of Policy Analysis and a Maine native.

At Interior, Clement was working to help Arctic communities endangered by climate change. At the beginning of the Trump administration, he and 50 other officials were reassigned to obscure roles within the agency. Clement subsequently filed a formal disclosure and complaint to the U.S. Office of General Counsel and wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post making his case public.

At the March 15 event, Clement will share the experiences that compelled him to speak out, discuss current policy issues and how they relate to wildlife, and answer audience questions. The discussion will be introduced and moderated by Maine Audubon Senior Policy & Advocacy Specialist Eliza Donoghue.

Tickets are available for purchase online. The event starts at 7pm and is co-sponsored by Maine Magazine, Allagash Brewing, and Chickadee Wines. It is for ages 21+ only.

Members of the media may contact Jeremy Cluchey, Director of Communications, with questions: jcluchey@maineaudubon.org or 207-221-8858.