When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took down its sprawling climate change website on Friday evening, it did so with no prior notice to rank-and-file employees. The move, the agency says, is aimed at reflecting the EPA's "new direction" under the Trump administration.
But some insiders and activists don't see it that way.
They fear the move is an attempt to alter the climate change-related scientific facts and data that the agency has long presented to the public. The EPA's climate site, after all, is among the largest and most relied upon in the entire federal government, rivaling NASA's plethora of image-heavy sites. It's also been around for two decades, surviving multiple administration changes including some like George W. Bush who were not exactly friendly toward climate science findings. Read more...More about Science, Climate Denial, Trump Administration, Climate Website, and Scott Pruitt