Censoring Climate Change

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by Toly Rinberg and Andrew Bergman, EDGI Members, Op-Ed from the New York Times. Scott Pruitt during an interview in his office at the Environmental Protection Agency in October. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) By altering and removing climate websites built over years and paid for by tax dollars, the Trump administration is actively working to muddy the overwhelming […]

The federal agency that few Americans have heard of and which we all need to know

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by Leif Fredrickson, EDGI Member, Op-Ed reblogged from Washington Post. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is key to President Trump achieving his deregulatory vision. (Saul Loeb/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images) The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is foreign to most Americans. It had no cameos in “The West Wing” or “House of Cards,” […]

The Environmental Protection Agency is not the nation’s janitor

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by Leif Fredrickson, EDGI Member, Op-Ed reblogged from The Guardian. ‘The EPA began in 1970 as an agency charged with curbing pollution.’ Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator, Scott Pruitt, has called for a “back-to-basics” or “originalist” approach to the agency. It is unclear what he means, but in a 22 May […]

Scott Pruitt is wrong about the origins of the EPA

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by Leif Fredrickson, EDGI Member, Op-Ed reblogged from Washington Post. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt doesn’t understand his own agency’s history. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)   Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has set a “back-to-basics” agenda for the agency. In media interviews, he refers to himself as an “EPA originalist.” What on earth […]

Cleaning up toxic sites shouldn’t clear out the neighbors

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by Lindsey Dillon, EDGI Member, Op-Ed reblogged from The Conversation. Abandoned industrial buildings at San Francisco’s Pier 70, with a smokestack in the background. Lindsey Dillon, CC BY-NC-ND San Francisco has embarked on a project to transform its industrial southeast waterfront into a bike-friendly destination called the Blue Greenway. When completed, the Blue Greenway will be a 13-mile network of […]