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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed several web pages about climate change as well as greenhouse gas emissions by its homepage as the agency announced Friday in which This kind of would likely be “undergoing modifications” to better reflect the Trump administration’s priorities.
Officials took down one website in which appeared to contradict EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s statements on climate change as well as removed another in which provided information about the Clean Power Plan, an initiative of the Obama administration, the Washington Post reported.
“As EPA renews its commitment to human health as well as clean air, land, as well as water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency,” J.P. Freire, the agency’s associate administrator for public affairs, said in a statement. “We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first as well as producing room to discuss how we’re protecting the environment as well as human health by partnering with states as well as working within the law.”
The agency also said This kind of would likely archive pages by the previous administration.
The climate change website currently redirects to a page in which says in which “This kind of page is actually being updated” as well as in which “we are currently updating our website to reflect EPA’s priorities under the leadership of President Trump as well as Administrator Pruitt.”
The page also links to an archive of how the web page looked on January 19, the day before Trump’s inauguration.
Pruitt reportedly approved the modifications to the EPA’s website, according to a staffer who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity.
The staffer also added in which Pruitt’s aides “found numerous instances” where the information on the EPA’s website contradicted the policies of the administration.
EPA sources told Reuters in January in which administration officials asked the agency to take down the climate change page, although EPA staff fought to keep the page up.