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Chicago's mayor posted the EPA's deleted climate change information to the city's website

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded to the Trump administration pulling information about climate change from the Environmental Protection Agency's website by creating his own. 

The new section of the City of Chicago's website titled "Climate Change is Real," launched over the weekend. The new page notes that "while this information may not be readily available on the agency’s webpage right now, here in Chicago we know climate change is real and we will continue to take action to fight it."

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The EPA's climate-change website was scrapped on April 29. 

“We are currently updating our website to reflect EPA's priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt,” a message on the agency's current site reads.


Emanuel said the new section of the City of Chicago's website is meant to make sure residents are "well-informed about the effects of climate change."

“The Trump administration can attempt to erase decades of work from scientists and federal employees on the reality of climate change, but burying your head in the sand doesn’t erase the problem,” Emanuel said in a statement. 

He added that he wants to see other cities and universities working to preserve this data as well.

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