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US climate scientist: I was pushed out
06:59 - Source: CNN

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Clement studied the impact of rising sea levels on Native American tribes in Alaska before being reassigned

Clement was one of 50 Interior employees told early June that they would be involuntarily reassigned to other positions

Washington CNN  — 

The Interior Department employee who blew the whistle on the Trump administration for reassigning him from measuring climate change to a different department has resigned.

Joel Clement, who worked at Interior for more than seven years and continued on in his new accounting role for three months, said he left after losing all hope things would change.