The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that
its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the
new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of
several agency websites containing detailed climate data and
scientific information. […]
The staffer described the process of reviewing the site as “a work
in progress, but we can’t have information which contradicts the
actions we have taken in the last two months,” adding that
Pruitt’s aides had “found a number of instances of that so far”
while surveying the site.
Yet the website overhaul appears to include not only
policy-related changes but also scrutiny of a scientific Web page
that has existed for nearly two decades, and that explained what
climate change is and how it worked.
The Bush administration wasn’t exactly known as a friend to environmental concerns, but even they didn’t take down these pages of scientific facts and data. The Trump kakistocracy is something else entirely.