According to e-mails obtained by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in response to a FOIA request, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt directly approved the removal of a number of pages about climate change from the EPA website that appears to the public. EDF has posted the released files.
The emails center on a website purge at EPA in April 2017, reported by Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin last summer. Along with pages about climate change and climate science, the purge removed the page about the Clean Power Plan. EDF had previously obtained and posted information about climate change removed from EPA’s website.