Effort Launched to Protect Data Sets From Trump
The Center, along with noted conservation biologist Stuart Pimm and the Center for Media and Democracy, have launched a sweeping effort to prevent thousands of environmental data sets on government websites from being removed by the Trump administration.
The requests, filed through the Freedom of Information Act, target eight federal agencies. Among the data sets being sought are those on energy usage, renewables, oil and gas projections, coal reserves, climate data, sea-level rise, human population, endangered species, and environmental justice.
"By removing or hiding hundreds of data sets containing critical information about the climate, wildlife and the health of our oceans, Trump and his cronies are blatantly trying to conceal the truth from the American people," said Amy Atwood, a senior attorney at the Center.
Read more in our press release.