Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is updating its website — www.epa.gov — to reflect the agency’s new direction under President Donald Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt. According to an EPA press release, the process involves updating language to reflect the approach of new leadership and is intended to ensure that the public can use the website to understand the agency’s current efforts.
The changes will comply with agency ethics and legal guidance, EPA said, including use of proper archiving procedures. For instance, a snapshot of the last administration’s website will remain available from the main page.
“As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land, and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency,” said J.P. Freire, Associate Administrator for Public Affairs. “We want to eliminate confusion by removing outdated language first and making room to discuss how we’re protecting the environment and human health by partnering with states and working within the law.”
The first page to be updated is a page reflecting President Trump’s Executive Order on Energy Independence, which calls for a review of the so-called Clean Power Plan. According to EPA, language associated with the Clean Power Plan, written by the last administration, is out-of-date. Content related to climate and regulation is also under review.