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Activists claim Pruitt purged climate information from EPA website

Joe Mont | January 31, 2018

The Environmental Defense Fund says it has obtained e-mails indicating Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s personal involvement in efforts to remove information about climate change from EPA’s website.

EDF obtained the emails from EPA in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. It has made the associated files available for public review.

The e-mails center on a website purge at EPA in April 2017. Along with webpages about climate change and climate science, the purge removed the webpage about the Clean Power Plan—the most significant action that the U.S. has ever taken to address climate change, and one that Pruitt is now attempting to repeal.

“The website purge undermined access to information about the Clean Power Plan’s immense benefits for climate and public health, as well as supporting materials about the rule’s legal and technical...

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