RIP @WhiteHouse climate webpage. pic.twitter.com/1E7nbBJ7MV— Amy Harder (@AmyAHarder) January 20, 2017
As Donald Trump was sworn into office on Friday morning, sweeping changes were enacted on the White House's website. As many Twitter users noted, all mentions of climate change, including a former webpage dedicated to the subject at http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change, were deleted at approximately 12 p.m. EST, when Trump took the oath of office.
Among the first posts on the new White House website is about the America First Energy Plan, which outlines the Trump administration's policy goals on energy. "For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry," a passage from the website's description reads. "President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule."
Other Obama administration content has also been deleted from the White House website, including the webpage for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and a report on advancing LGBTQ workplace rights has also been removed from the Department of Labor's website. The webpages dedicated to Civil Rights, LGBT, , immigration, and healthcare have also been removed from the White House website.
Update (5:36 p.m. EST): While White House webpages dedicated to climate change, civil rights, and LGBTQ communities remain inactive, a biography of First Lady Melania Trump has been added, as Washington Post points out. The biography makes specific mentions of photographers who Trump has worked with over the course of her modeling career as well a list of magazines in which she's appeared. The biography also lists the brand names of Trump's jewelry lines, which are sold on the QVC television network.
“Melania is also a successful entrepreneur. In April 2010, Melania Trump launched her own jewelry collection, ‘Melania™ Timepieces & Jewelry,’ on QVC,” the biography reads.