Is EPA’s Climate Change Website Gone for Good?
Under coal lobbyist, agency ‘disappears’ global warming info
WASHINGTON - The section of the Environmental Protection Agency’s website that linked human activity, fossil fuels and carbon dioxide to climate change seems to have disappeared for good.
In April 2017, the agency took down the website, claiming it was temporary, in order to update the content to reflect the Trump administration’s views on climate change.
Now, EDGI reports, the “update” notice has been replaced with no mention of climate change. Instead, site visitors get this message: “We want to help you find what you are looking for.”
“Apparently they don’t want to help very much,” said EWG President Ken Cook.
“But it’s not hard to figure out why,” said Cook. “Andrew Wheeler, acting chief of the agency, was a longtime lobbyist for the fossil fuel industry before he joined President Trump’s anti-science, anti-public-health administration. Why would he want an EPA website packed with irrefutable data detailing how that industry is a leading driver behind dirty air, increases in childhood asthma and premature death, wildfires and hurricanes from hell, rising sea levels, drought and famine?”
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.
Please select a donation method:
The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles.