Capacity and Governance

Our Capacity and Governance working group monitors changes to federal agency budgets, enforcement, and research capacities, and to environmental policy and regulation more broadly. Our team meets weekly to coordinate research projects and public responses, which have included white papers, letters to Congress, and FOIA requests.

EDGI has also developed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) projects to (1) determine the reasons for observed changes to information access/content changes on public-facing government websites occur, (2) gather information to about changes to environmental agencies and their work, (3) collect information regarding agencies’ data access and maintenance practices, and (4) collaborate with national environmental FOIA and government transparency efforts.