[Ed. – MSM standing on one foot with mouth hanging open, waiting to melt down over this. The old pages have not been removed from public view. They’ve been archived, and anyone can find them by following links on the updated pages.]
Officials took down one website that appeared to contradict EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s statements on climate change and removed another that 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 and clean air, land, and 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 “We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we’re protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law.”
The agency also said it would archive pages from the previous administration.
The climate change website now redirects to a page that says that “this page is being updated” and that “we are currently updating our website to reflect EPA’s priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt.”
The page also links to an archive of how the web page looked on January 19, the day before Trump’s inauguration.