Remarks by President Trump on America’s Environmental Leadership – Annotated

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The rationales offered by the Trump Administration for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement echo a widely publicized speech by Trump in July 2019 that may well foreshadow the environmental messaging of his 2020 reelection campaign. As media fact-checkers then noted, Trump’s speech misrepresented his administration’s ongoing work to weaken the laws and regulations that […]

Examples of Changes to the EPA Website that Undermine Public Access to Scientific Information

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By EDGI’s Website Monitoring Team There have been substantial changes to the EPA website during the Trump administration that negatively impact the quality of information provided to the public. Most, but not all, of the changes that EDGI has observed occurred under Administrator Pruitt, but the Wheeler administration has not replaced removed resources and has […]

Announcements! Rollout of Environmental Data Justice Syllabus and Upcoming EJxYouth Summit Online Event

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Authors: EDJ Working Group What is Environmental Data Justice (EDJ)? How are people and projects creating more just futures working with and against environmental data? The EDJ Syllabus hopes to grow this conversation and collective learning. In this syllabus, we incorporate voices from Environmental Justice, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, and Data Justice, among other movements. Version […]

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 […]

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 […]