Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) is an international network of academics and non-profits addressing potential threats to federal environmental and energy policy.

Archiving Government Data
Working with partners we preserve potentially vulnerable scientific data and web pages from EPA and DOE among other federal agencies.
Monitoring Federal Websites
We monitor changes to tens of thousands of environmental agency web pages to trace how data, information, and their presentation change.
Interviewing Federal Experts
We interview long-time federal employees to provide a human and nuanced perspective on impacts of the current administration on agencies.

Our work is made possible through grants and tax-deductible donations from the public.
We need your support!

Get Involved

Attend Our Pre-Conference @ 4S

Sign up for the EDGI pre-conference at 4S in Boston on August 29, 2017.

Apply to be a Remote Project Manager

We’re hiring a Remote Project Manager to join our Website Monitoring project in September, apply now!

Share on Social Media

Share news and your vision for #OurEnviroData governance and #DataRescue with @EnviroDGI on social media

Help Archive

If you are concerned about a program or dataset check out our Archiving page for ways to ensure it is preserved.

Join Our Web Monitoring Analysts

Our Web Monitoring Working Group is looking for more volunteer analysts!

Contribute Tools

Contribute how-tos and tools to our GitHub so others can build on your work

Recent Blog Posts

We’re Hiring: Remote Project Manager

The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) is searching for a Remote Project Manager for a three-quarter time position for ...
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Removals and Access Reductions on the USDA’s “Climate Hubs” Website Prompt Concerns About Transparency and Public Access

By Members of EDGI’s Website Monitoring Committee: Andrew Bergman (@andmbergman), Toly Rinberg, and Gretchen Gehrke  (For inquiries, please contact edgi.websitemonitoring@protonmail.com) ...
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EDGI at Web Archiving Week!

Three members of EDGI attended Web Archiving Week, #waweek2017, held in London from June 12 – 16, 2017. Located at ...
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