I wanted to make sure that everyone knows that, despite the Trump Administration deleting climate change pages of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), some cities have resurrected those pages so that the American public can still have access to them. (The current home page of the EPA can be found here). Burlington, Vermont, introduces its resurrected pages thus:
“The City of Burlington wishes to acknowledge and attribute this information to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies, for their decades of work studying climate change and developing approaches to protect the environment. While this information may not be readily available on the EPA’s website, in Burlington we know climate change is real. We are joining cities around the country to make sure citizens have access to information on climate change. We will continue to take action to adapt to climate threats while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”
The other cities that, so far, have done this include:
New Orleans, LA
San Francisco, CA
South Bend, IN
St. Louis, MO
I find it very heartening that several of these cities are in the south and Midwest, not just in the “left-leaning” coastal states! Let’s encourage every city in the country to take this important step to keep Americans “in the know” on climate change and related issues.