Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt last year oversaw a series of efforts to remove references and information regarding climate change from the agency’s website, according to a report.
The AP cites a series of emails from 2017 as evidence of Pruitt’s role in the efforts, including an email from EPA’s deputy associate administrator for Public Affairs, John Konkus, to staffers in April.
“We need to start building an updated page for the clean power plan ASAP with the goal of having it go live sometime on Monday,” Konkus said. “Is there any way we can get a little time put in on this project over the weekend so that we’re off on the right foot on Monday morning?”
The news organization reports that Konkus’s message led to edits to the EPA website, including some directly from Pruitt.