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Rahm Emanuel revives deleted EPA climate change webpage

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Under its mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city of Chicago is taking a shot at the new direction the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking under President Trump.

“Here in Chicago we know climate change is real and we will continue to take action to fight it,” reads a new climate change page on the website for the city. The page takes its information from an earlier version of the EPA website.

The page notes that “this information may not be readily available on the agency’s webpage right now.”

{mosads}Late last month, the EPA removed several pages from its website, including those related to climate change, as part of an update to “reflect the agency’s new direction” under the president and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.

The Chicago page says the city “wishes to acknowledge and attribute this information to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for the decades of work that they have done to advance the fight against climate change.”

Emanuel said the Trump administration can try to “erase decades of work from scientists and federal employees on the reality of climate change,” according to Politico. “But burying your head in the sand doesn’t erase the problem.”

EPA officials last month removed the page relating to the Obama administration’s main emissions regulation for power plants, which now directs to an article about an executive order Trump signed in March undoing Obama’s climate order.

The agency’s pages relating to climate changeclimate science, the impacts of climate change and what readers can do about climate change have been removed from from the live site.

Tags Climate change skepticism and denial Donald Trump Rahm Emanuel United States Environmental Protection Agency

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