Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral office has recreated a climate webpage the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency removed last month.
Chicago “wishes to acknowledge and attribute this information to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for the decades of work” fighting climate change, the city’s website notes. The page’s information was essentially lifted earlier this month from an earlier version on the EPA website.
Emanuel’s new page was referring to President Donald Trump’s decision to remove “outdated language” from the EPA’s website in April — the move was done the night before activists planned protests targeting the Trump administration’s climate policies.
EPA spokesman J.P Freire told reporters at the time that the content was nixed because the website “needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency.” It has maintained records of the archived portions of the Obama-era pages it scrubbed.
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