In just his first week on the job, Donald Trump announced that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies would be banned from communicating on Twitter and other forms of social media. Despite this, one national park decided to look the other way.

Defying Trump

Over the entire course of his campaign for president, Donald Trump used social media as his number one source of communication. Trump's late-night Twitter rants became a hot topic of discussion, and would often dominate the news cycle. Despite this, the new president has put a gag order on multiple federal agencies from taking part in social media, which was triggered after the National Park Services sent out tweet comparing Obama's large inauguration crowd to the disappointed numbers of this past Friday.

Since then, Trump as ordered that employees of the EPA, as well as the Department of Agriculture, and Department of Health and Human Services, are no longer allowed to use social media or talk to pubic officials. As reported by The Hill on January 24, Trump's ban is being challenged.

Badlands National Park is located in South Dakota, known for its landscaped formations and various animals, including prairie dogs, Bison, and bighorn sheep. On the park's Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon, they decided to post some factual information about climate change, which is at odds with the Donald Trump administration.

"Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years," one tweet read, while using the hashtag "#climate." "Flipside of the atmosphere; ocean acidity has increased 30% since the Industrial Revolution.

"Ocean Acidification," another tweet noted, while using the hashtags "#climate" and "#carboncycle."

Standing strong

The most recent post on the park's Twitter page states, "and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Organic Act of 1916." The Badlands National Park has not yet responded to questions as of press time in regards to the aforementioned the tweets.

In addition, Donald Trump and his administration have not made any pubic remarks, and it's unknown if they plan to do so in the near future.

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