We propose a set of policies that support these aims through better data practice: a Green New Deal for environmental data.
By Kelsey Breseman EDGI is proud to announce an all-new Code of Conduct: EDGI Code of Conduct. The new Code places fresh emphasis on the values we embrace (rather than simply what behaviors will be disallowed) and references a restorative justice-based toolkit for conflict resolution. The new Code of Conduct, a replacement to EDGI’s former […]
On Wednesday, April 14, from 2:30 – 4PM Eastern, come join us for the webinar, “From Besieged to Bolstered? The Biden Environmental Transition.”
Just one week into Biden’s presidency, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced its intent to review the effectiveness of scientific integrity policies across federal agencies, stating that, “scientific findings should never be distorted or influenced by political considerations.” The OSTP review provides an opportunity to address the policy gaps in the governance of public information found on the websites of federal agencies, an issue that the website monitoring team of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative has been tracking since the beginning of the Trump presidency.
EDGI’s data program examines the role of environmental data and its governance through the lenses of power, justice, and equity: Which communities are invited to participate in environmental data’s production and management, in what ways, and which are not.
The BLM has removed the phrase “all of the above energy approach.” The image on the left shows BLM’s “Energy and Minerals” webpage on January 20, 2021, and the image on the right shows the same webpage on January 21, 2021. Text highlighted in red was deleted; text highlighted in green was added. Welcome! This […]
Between January 20 and February 28, 2021, the Department of the Interior (DOI) overhauled its stated priorities. The DOI’s priorities, as listed on its “Our Priorities” webpage, had been altered dramatically under the Trump administration.
The “EPA Actions to Address PFAS” webpage was changed to reflect EPA career scientists’ conclusions about the latest toxicity assessment for PFBS guidelines and their decision to remove the document. The image on the left represents the webpage on January 20, 2021; the image on the right represents the webpage on February 9, 2021. Words […]
A new paper by the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) summarizes how the Trump administration took unprecedented steps to censor climate change-related information—including by limiting access to websites about its causes and actions that mitigate it, as well as by changing the language used to refer to it.
Today, the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) releases Access Denied: Federal Web Governance Under the Trump Administration. The report 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.