Pruitt personally monitored changes to EPA webpages on climate
Pruitt personally oversaw the removal of climate change mentions from EPA websites: According to emails EDF obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Pruitt personally directed efforts to prevent the public from accessing many climate-related EPA web pages. 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. The website purge fits Pruitt’s troubling pattern of ruling EPA under a cloak of secrecy. As part of EDF’s commitment to shining a light on EPA actions, we’ve made these records publicly available in their entirety; the Associated Press reported on the emails in this story.