Trump admin tells EPA to take down its climate change webpage: report

Trump admin tells EPA to take down its climate change webpage: report

The Trump administration has requested that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take down the climate change page from its website, according to a new report.

President Trump's administration ordered the page down as early as Wednesday, Reuters reported

The page, which was still up as of Tuesday evening, includes links to pages detailing the causes of climate change and information about greenhouse gas emissions.

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"If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear," an EPA staffer told Reuters.

The staffer told Reuters that some EPA employees were moving quickly to save information from the website before it went dark and were hoping to convince the Trump administration to keep parts of it.

The report follows Trump’s ban on EPA employees from posting on social media or speaking with the press, an apparent effort from the new administration to gain control over federal agencies and minimize dissenting views.

The EPA’s climate change site won’t be the only page from the Obama era to be taken down as a new party takes control of the Oval Office. 

The climate change webpage from the White House’s main site was taken down less than an hour after Trump was sworn in on Friday.

Webpages on LGBT rights were also taken down from the White House and Department of Labor websites shortly after Trump’s inauguration.

The White House regulations page also disappeared on Monday.