Image credit: Bob Wick Report: Reduction in Access to Sage Grouse Conservation Information and Resource on BLM Websites The sage grouse, an iconic bird of the western plains who relies on a healthy sagebrush ecosystem, has long been the pawn in debates between conservationists and oil and gas developers. On March 15, 2019, the […]
By Gretchen Gehrke EDGI Report: DOI Further Restricts Access to Climate Change Web Pages The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) manages approximately one-fifth of the land area of the United States, including millions of acres it leases for oil and gas extraction. In 2018, the DOI opened more land for lease than ever before […]
Image: A capture of FWS.gov’s 404 error page. Users will no longer be able to access the site’s “Incidental Take” page. Blog by Aaron Lemelin, Marcy Beck, Gretchen Gehrke President Trump has tapped Daniel Jorjani to serve as the Interior Department’s top lawyer, after a vacancy of the position for two years. The nomination […]
On Tuesday February 26th Professor Chris Sellers from Stony Brook University testified on behalf of EDGI for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Live Stream The hearing “EPA’s Enforcement Program: Taking the Environmental Cop Off The Beat” investigates the EPA’s enforcement record under the Trump administration. EDGI was invited to testify […]
2018 was one of the weakest, perhaps the weakest, enforcement year for the EPA in decades.
Contrary to the EPA’s recently released “Year in Review,” we are not on a path to a safer, cleaner future.
Which environmental and data justice projects inspire you? In these fraught times, new modes of activism, research, and partnership are called for to enable justice, equity and shared livable futures. How can we interweave justice work across domains to create research and data infrastructures designed for justice? To that end, we are seeking to hold […]
The new Democratic-led House can restore teeth to the agency that safeguards our health – they did it once before.
EPA enforcement under Trump is sheep-like – meek and mild, often following the lead of regulated industry.
The results are startling, showing huge declines in environmental enforcement actions across most regions and programs.