Web updating policy
Click on "greenhouse gas emissions" on the page of air-related topics and you'll find a link to "Climate Change Home"—which leads to a rather unwelcoming destination. "We are currently updating our website to reflect EPA's priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt,” states the text.
In the year he’s been in office, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has personally directed his webmasters to remove climate-related content on the website, scrubbing material that doesn’t fit his pro-business goals of rolling back regulations and casting doubt on the science of global warming and climate change.
Departments and offices that fail to follow this procedure will be personally responsible for vendor payment.
The Office of Marketing and Communications maintains close working relationships with the various print and electronic media in the region and seeks to enhance the University’s positive public image through them.
It is campus policy that any use of the Texas Wesleyan brand identity that is not produced and/or distributed by the Office of Marketing & Communications must have prior approval.
Purchase Orders (POs) for unapproved usage will not be cleared by the Purchasing Department.
Afterward, Pruitt will make a final decision on its fate.
Ben Levitan, senior attorney for the EDF, notes that the EPA is still accepting public comments about the Clean Power Plan until April 26.
It’s just that the public won’t be able to find out much about the scientific rationale behind the plan.
The Supreme Court had put the plan on hold in early 2016 in the midst of litigation by various states and power industry groups.
While Pruitt isn't breaking any laws by changing the website, the EPA's own mission statement notes that the agency's purpose is "to ensure that all parts of society—communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments—have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks."Elections, and new administrators, have consequences.