• Access Denied: Federal Web Governance Under the Trump Administration examines the Trump administration’s management of federal websites related to environmental regulation and makes recommendations for the Biden administration moving forward. Currently, there are few policies governing website content.
Monitoring Federal Websites
We monitor changes to tens of thousands of federal environmental and climate change web pages to trace how data, information, and their presentation change.
Interviewing Federal Experts
We interview federal employees to provide a human, qualitative perspective on how the current administration is affecting environmental health agencies.
Cultivating Environmental Data Justice

We connect research and advocacy on Environmental and Data Justice to theorize, imagine and enact more just human-environmental relationships.

Alternative Organizational Structure
We actively build and maintain EDGI as a values-focused non-hierarchical organization.

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Meet EDGI’s New Civic Science Fellows

Meet EDGI’s New Civic Science Fellows

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EDGI
Published:

November 24, 2021
EDGI is thrilled to announce that we’re a host organization for two civic science fellows from 2021-2023. These fellowships are funded in partnership with the ...
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Led by Environmental Historians’ Action Collaborative, EDGI signs on to Letter in Support of Juliana v. US Plaintiffs

Led by Environmental Historians’ Action Collaborative, EDGI signs on to Letter in Support of Juliana v. US Plaintiffs

Author:

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
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November 15, 2021
By Fredrik Albritton Jonsson Despite garnering strong support from many groups in civil society, Juliana v. US has not been successful so far. Even though ...
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EDGI’s Public Comment on EPA's Strategic Plan for 2022-2026

EDGI’s Public Comment on EPA’s Strategic Plan for 2022-2026

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Website Monitoring Team
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November 19, 2021
On Friday, November 12, 2021, the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative’s (EDGI's) Website Monitoring Team submitted a public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency on ...
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The Carbon Tax Meets the Suburbs: Projecting the Equity Impacts of New York’s Proposed Climate and Community Investment Act

The Carbon Tax Meets the Suburbs: Projecting the Equity Impacts of New York’s Proposed Climate and Community Investment Act

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David Wiczer, Christopher Sellers
Published:

October 29, 2021
By David Wiczer (Economics, Stony Brook University) and Christopher Sellers (History, Stony Brook University) The carbon tax, long hailed as among the most promising means for ...
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  1. Our sample gives us 375,000 New York households, including 133,000 in New York City and 48,000 in Long Island.
  2. To calculate these, we combined ACS data on daily commutes with the national average fuel efficiency of 22.5 MPG and an estimated $0.54/gallon increment on gasoline prices, an aggressively upper-bound figure just shy of that offered by the New York State Business Council, which assumed that all added costs would be passed along from distributors and sellers to consumers.
  3. To estimate the carbon used in the consumption of electricity and natural gas, we use statewide averages for the carbon intensity of both these energy sources, potentially missing within-state variations. For each household in our samples, we start with ACS data on electrical and energy bills, project the carbon used, then apply the CCIA fee to that amount, thereby obtaining the additional energy costs associated with the CCIA at each level of income for each place

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