EPA Officially Removes Its Climate Change Sub-site
Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted the administration’s denial of man-made climate change.
EPA chief Scott Pruitt, just one of many members of the Trump administration that is currently under investigation for ethics violations, has always hated the agency that he runs. Since the time of his nomination, it has been understood that his role in the administration will be more focused on dismantling environmental protections than enforcing them. Those fears have lead independent hacking groups to scramble to archive as much climate data from government websites as possible. The cowardly removal of climate change information occurred late on Friday evening, a time that is usually designed to minimize news coverage.
According to the Washington Post: