EDF Rescues Climate Data from EPA

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has received information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), after filing Freedom of Information requests. See Environmental Defense Fund Obtains Information on Over 1,900 Climate-Related Items Removed from or Modified on EPA Website.

[Update: here is more info from the Environment Data and Governance Initiative.]

It is a sad commentary about the current EPA Administrator that the important information is no longer available on the agency’s website.

Here is an account of the fundamental problem, from the N.Y. Times: Censoring Climate Change

The Trump administration is making it harder to find government information about climate change on the web. If you searched Google for the words “climate change” a little over six months ago, one of the first hits would have been the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.

But that was before April 28, when the agency began systematically dismantling its climate change website, which had survived Democratic and Republican administrations and was a leading source of information on a global problem that the president, as a candidate, labeled “a hoax.”

3 thoughts on “EDF Rescues Climate Data from EPA

  1. Hi: this is indeed very distressing. The link to the recovered files by EDF doesn’t work however.
    thanks.
    Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA

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