References to “Climate Change” Removed from EPA’s International Website

In late 2017, various changes were made to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s International Cooperation website, which promotes its work with global and bilateral partners and provides those partners with information and resources. Most notably:

  • in mid-October 2017, EPA removed a page titled “International Grants and Cooperative Agreements,” which provided information about financial assistance available to international and tribal partners; and
  • in mid-December 2017, EPA removed a page titled “International Priorities,” which provided information on climate change and five other areas of focus for EPA.

gram at NPS. It is not known whether he was directed to make the changes or was engaging in “self-censoring.”


A report released on July 22, 2019 by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) titled “The New Digital Landscape” indicated that the EPA has further altered its International Cooperation site to remove all references to climate change from its page “EPA Collaboration with China.”