On Friday, the Trump administration removed all of the EPA’s climate information from the agency’s website. In its place was this announcement: “We are currently updating our website to reflect EPA’s priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt.”
The official EPA announcement of the changes says they’re needed to “reflect the agency’s new direction under President Donald Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt.” Removing them, according to the EPA spokesman, was needed to “prevent confusion.”
That confusion would be caused by the promotion of outdated policies that were put in place by the previous administration. Chief among those policies would be the Clean Power Plan, the Obama Administration’s response to climate change (the EPA announcement refers to it as “the so-called Clean Power Plan”).