The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reinstated a climate change webpage that was taken down during the Trump administration.
In January 2017, the Trump administration removed the agency’s dedicated climate change web page, which contained links to scientific global warming research, as well as detailed data on emissions and other resources.
The administration scrubbed the page as part of an update they said was meant to reflect the agency’s new direction under Trump, and the then Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Trump’s administration also said that it was getting rid of outdated language from the website.
The new Biden administration is promising to be very different from the Republican ex-President. It will differ on climate change and is planning to develop sweeping policy changes in the coming years to tamp down on planet-warming emissions from vehicles, power plants, and industry.
Several outlets report the news that the Biden administration has reinstated the EPA webpage on climate change.
The Washington Post says the move marks the chasm between the two administrations when it comes to climate policy.
Bloomberg says it is the latest sign the U.S government is back in the fight against climate change.
Reuters says the move highlights how the Biden administration is likely to result in sweeping policy changes in the coming years to tamp down on planet-warming emissions.