Volunteer Position: Website Monitoring Analyst

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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 edgi.websitemonitoring@protonmail.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 […]

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EDGI is Hiring a Part-Time Project Manager/Co-ordinator for Archiving!

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Position Summary The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) is searching for a Remote Project Manager for a 12-month, three-quarters time contracted position, to help us set the direction of archiving projects, direct development, and coordinate with volunteers and other organizations around our Archiving Working Group. The position will begin in September and is potentially […]

EPA staff say the Trump administration is changing their mission from protecting human health and the environment to protecting industry

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by Chris Sellers, Lindsey Dillon and Phil Brown, EDGI Members, Op-Ed reblogged from The Conversation. 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. We are social scientists […]

Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?

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by Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Leif Fredrickson and Christopher Sellers, EDGI Members, Op-Ed reblogged from Washington Post. Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies before the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment at the Rayburn House Office Building on April 26, in Washington. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)   So many different scandals have […]

EDGI is Hiring a Part-Time Senior Software Developer!

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The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), an interdisciplinary and inter-professional network working to support evidence based, democratic environmental governance, is searching for a remote part-time Senior Software Developer to work on and support our Web Monitoring Platform, Scanner, used by our Web Monitoring Working Group. This part-time contract is for twelve months, with the […]

Comment on the EPA’s Proposed Rule to Repeal the Clean Power Plan Focuses on Access to Online Resources

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  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 […]

Presidential Assaults on Environmental Health Protection

Paving the Way for Trump: Past Presidential Assaults on Environmental Health Protection

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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 […]