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Portland helps thwart Trump attempt to censor climate change data
Donald Trump may have figured if he could order the EPA to remove information about climate change from its website, people might not read about it.
But Portland and a dozen other cities have decided to post the data to their own websites, perhaps giving the censored material even more attention and readership.
"Clearly cities have been leaders in addressing climate change, and cities will continue to lead," said Susan Anderson, director of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, in a statement announcing the decision.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel first ordered the EPA data posted on his city's website on May 7, and invited other cities to do the same. On Sunday Rahm welcomed a dozen other cities, including Portland, that agreed to follow his city's lead.
The other cities that have vowed to post the censored EPA climate change material include Atlanta; Boston; Evanston, Illinois; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Houston; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Seattle and St. Louis.
To view the EPA's climate change data, check out: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/climatechangeisreal.