After nearly 18 months with the EPA’s climate change website “being updated” behind closed doors, two weeks ago, the agency apparently decided to change course.
We are searching for a remote part-time System Administrator to work on and support our Web Monitoring Platform, Scanner, used by our Web Monitoring Working Group.
Seating is limited, please RSVP soon! On Saturday, November 3, Environmental Data & Governance Initiative members Jake Wylie and Kevin Nguyen will be speaking at an all-day event hosted by our friends at the CUNY School of Law. We’ll be talking about changes our Web Monitoring research group has found in information access and how our […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]