For this guest post, EDGI has invited Dr. Mary E. Mendoza’s commentary on the border wall and justice for humans and non-humans alike. Mendoza calls for combining our thinking about human and ecological systems in order to create conditions where diversity thrives. by Mary E. Mendoza Environmental destruction and human misery have gone hand in […]
Public access to the data and models undergirding environmental regulation sounds appealing. But there are several reasons to think that the EPA’s call for “transparency” is disingenuous and that this rule would actually undermine science and public knowledge.
EDGI is excited to announce that the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) has awarded us a generous grant to sustain and expand our work. Over the next two years, we will use the DDCF’s $200,000 grant to build on our work archiving vulnerable government data and monitoring critical changes to government websites. EDGI has played […]
The Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) is monitoring changes to information and data on federal websites to hold our government accountable. Interested? Contact Jake Wylie at email@example.com EDGI is monitoring tens of thousands of federal web pages to understand and reveal the ways in which public digital environmental information and access to information […]
The Environmental Protection Agency made news recently for excluding reporters from a “summit” meeting on chemical contamination in drinking water. Episodes like this are symptoms of a larger problem: an ongoing, broad-scale takeover of the agency by industries it regulates.
Pruitt relied on tactics deployed by two previous Republican administrations — Ronald Reagan, who staged a frontal assault on the EPA early in his presidency, and George W. Bush, who worked to undermine the science underpinning the EPA’s actions.
As a student, did you ever ask yourself, What is the point of all this? When education feels disconnected from practical implications, it can be hard to see the sense in studying for another exam or writing another paper. Making a difference in society might not even enter consideration. Now, imagine trading in some of […]
by Jennifer Liss Ohayon, EDGI Member, and Claudia Polsky, Op-Ed reblogged from Los Angeles Times. A posted Proposition 65 warning sign at a Starbucks coffee shop in Burbank, on March 30. (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press) It’s official: Coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings, a Los Angeles judge ruled this week. The […]
EDGI welcomed the opportunity to comment on the EPA’s Proposed Rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in April, 2018. Our comment document, Continued Access to Online EPA Resources Relevant to the Clean Power Plan is Important for Public Engagement in Rulemaking, focuses on removals of online Clean Power Plan resources that constrain […]
The Trump administration, including Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt, has undertaken an assault on environmental health protections. This assault includes deregulation, defunding, staff cuts, and the corrosion of science-based policy. This assault is severe, but is it unprecedented? Based on EDGI’s research, recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, the answer […]