The Department of Labor said it will suspend federal workers’ access to the healthcare benefits for workers who lose their jobs to climate change.
The announcement came as President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Trump and his top advisers have been pushing to withdraw the United States from the accord.
The department said Friday that employees in the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Park Service, and the Office of Personnel Management would not be able to receive coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
The move comes as some states have begun limiting their access to healthcare benefits through state-run exchanges.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of the Treasury announced they would begin accepting new applications for health coverage from July 1.