Caging Nature, Caging Humans

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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]