EDGI is now an ESIP Partner

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By Kelsey Breseman EDGI is proud to announce that we are now officially a partner of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). The partnership was announced at the ESIP Winter Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, where data managers, data scientists, and other data-related professionals gathered to discuss better futures for data in the earth sciences space. […]

Remarks by President Trump on Proposed National Environmental Policy Act Regulations — Annotated

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INSTRUCTIONS: To see the annotations, click on the text that is highlighted in yellow below; the relevant annotations will then appear on the right side of the screen. BACKGROUND: Just over fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed the landmark National Environmental Policy Act into law, requiring consideration of environmental impacts in all federally run […]

New Report: Web Governance Analysis of Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction Effluent Guidelines

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By: Gretchen Gehrke, Marcy Beck, Alejandro Paz, Sara Wylie, Kelly Wilkins, and Kelsey Breseman EDGI’s Website Monitoring team has just published the first of a new kind of report: from the perspective of web resource governance, we assess observed changes to EPA’s Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction Effluent Guidelines webpage, the primary resource for the […]

EJxYouth Summit Speakers: We Aren’t Waiting for Adults — We’re Leading the Way

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By Kelly Wilkins and Kelsey Breseman This month EDGI hosted an environmental justice youth summit in partnership with the Environmental Chelsea Organizers, or ECO, a group of six teenage activists working under GreenRoots, a community-based organization fighting for environmental justice and an improved quality of life for the people of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Guest speakers included […]

Remarks by President Trump on America’s Environmental Leadership – Annotated

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The rationales offered by the Trump Administration for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement echo a widely publicized speech by Trump in July 2019 that may well foreshadow the environmental messaging of his 2020 reelection campaign. As media fact-checkers then noted, Trump’s speech misrepresented his administration’s ongoing work to weaken the laws and regulations that […]

Examples of Changes to the EPA Website that Undermine Public Access to Scientific Information

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By EDGI’s Website Monitoring Team There have been substantial changes to the EPA website during the Trump administration that negatively impact the quality of information provided to the public. Most, but not all, of the changes that EDGI has observed occurred under Administrator Pruitt, but the Wheeler administration has not replaced removed resources and has […]