New Report Analyzes Changes to Climate Topics Across Thousands of US Federal Agency Websites

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Authors: Eric Nost, Gretchen Gehrke, Aaron Lemelin, Marcy Beck, Steven Braun, Garance Malivel, and EDGI In EDGI’s latest report, “The New Digital Landscape,” we build on our existing research to analyze how the Trump administration has altered access to climate change information on federal environmental websites and the language used to present it. Over the […]

EDGI Is Hiring a Communications Coordinator (Campaigns and Partnerships)!

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Position Summary In the three years since it was founded, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) has made a significant contribution to tracking and analyzing changes to federal environmental data and identifying infrastructures for a more just environmental governance. We’ve informed over 200 news articles, testified in Congress, and organized nation-wide networked public events. […]

Update of Sheep in the Closet Report — EPA Enforcement Record in the Trump Administration through Fiscal Year 2018

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By Leif Fredrickson Last year EDGI started looking into the Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement policies, practices and metrics, after our confidential interviewing project with agency employees suggested there were serious problems with enforcement under the Trump administration. Much has changed since our report, “A Sheep in the Closet: The Erosion of Enforcement at the EPA,” […]

EDGI Releases 2019 Annual Report

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EDGI has just released its 2019 Annual Report. We’ve grown and matured as an organization, and have been busy over the past year, continuing to make important contributions to highlighting the dismantling of federal environmental protections, and to thinking proactively about models of environmental data justice. EDGI employs four core strategies to achieve our organizational […]

Worked for “entities accused of violating DOI regulations” and other omissions in the (Nominated) Secretary for the Interior, David Bernhardt’s, Official Bio.

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Authors: Jesse DiValli, Sara Wylie, Gretchen Gehrke The Department of Interior’s (DOI) biography page for David Bernhardt, the nominee for Secretary of the Interior, omits description of Bernhardt’s long history of work for fossil fuel and mining companies who have a vested interest in increased access to the public land that the DOI stewards and […]

Sage Grouse Informational Resources on BLM Website Inadequate for Public Participation in Management Plan Amendments

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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 […]