Public outreach, accessibility, and transparency are central to EDGI’s vision of good environmental governance; we apply the same aspirations for our own work. Documents appearing here reflect that commitment, with a report that recounts our early accomplishments and plans below.
Democratizing Data: Environmental Enforcement Watch’s Report Cards for Congressional Oversight of the EPA
The New Digital Landscape: How the Trump Administration Has Undermined Federal Web Infrastructures for Climate Information
Public Protections Under Threat at the EPA: Examining Safeguards and Programs That Would Have Been Blocked by H.R. 1430 — White Paper
When Data Justice and Environmental Justice Meet: Formulating a Response to Extractive Logic Through Environmental Data Justice
Lourdes A. Vera, Dawn Walker, Michelle Murphy, Becky Mansfield, Ladan
Mohamed Siad, Jessica Ogden & EDGI. Information, Communication & Society, 2019, 22:7, 1012-1028.
Lindsey Dillon, Rebecca Lave, Becky Mansfield, Sara Wylie, Nicholas Shapiro, Anita Say Chan & Michelle Murphy. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, published online 22 January 2019.
Data Resistance: A Social Movement Organizational Autoethnography of the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative
Lourdes A. Vera, Lindsey Dillon, Sara Wylie, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Aaron Lemelin, Phil Brown, Christopher Sellers, Dawn Walker, and the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative. Mobilization: An International Quarterly December 2018, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 511-529.
Dawn Walker, Eric Nost, Aaron Lemelin, Rebecca Lave, and Lindsey Dillon. Geo: Geography and Environment 5, no. 2 (2018): e00061. First published: 31 October 2018.
The Environmental Protection Agency in the Early Trump Administration: Prelude to Regulatory Capture
Lindsey Dillon, Christopher Sellers, Vivian Underhill, Nicholas Shapiro, Jennifer Liss OhayonPhD, Marianne Sullivan, Phil Brown, Jill Harrison, Sara Wylie, and the “EPA Under Siege” Writing Group. The American Journal of Public Health. April 2018, 108(S2), S89-S94.
Leif Fredrickson, Christopher Sellers, Lindsey Dillon, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Nicholas Shapiro, Marianne Sullivan, Stephen Bocking, Phil Brown, Vanessa de la Rosa, Jill Harrison, Sara Johns, Katherine Kulik, Rebecca Lave, Michelle Murphy, Liza Piper, Lauren Richter, and Sara Wylie. The American Journal of Public Health. April 2018, 108(S2), S95-S103.
Environmental Data Justice and the Trump Administration: Reflections from the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative
Dillon Lindsey, Walker Dawn, Shapiro Nicholas, Underhill Vivian, Martenyi Megan, Wylie Sara, Lave Rebecca, Murphy Michelle, Brown Phil, and Environmental Data and Governance Initiative. Environmental Justice. December 2017, 10(6): 186-192.
- James Morton Turner and Emily Pawley (2020, January 17th) “Trump’s Most Ambitious Environmental Rollback Yet.” The Globe Post.
- Jennifer Liss Ohayon and Leif Fredrickson (2019, January 7th) “Newly empowered Democrats need to save the EPA – again.” The Hill.
- Chris Sellers, Lindsey Dillon, and Phil Brown (2018, June 6th) “EPA staff say the Trump administration is changing their mission from protecting human health and the environment to protecting industry.” The Conversation.
- Jennifer Liss Ohayon, Leif Fredrickson and Christopher Sellers (2018, May 22nd) “Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?” Washington Post.
- Toly Rinberg and Andrew Bergman (2017, November 22nd) “Censoring Climate Change.” The New York Times.
- Lindsey Dillon, Christopher Sellers and Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (2017, December 5) “Environmental Data and Governance in the Trump Era” SSRC “Just Environments” Series.
- Leif Fredrickson (2017, September 28) “The federal agency that few Americans have heard of and which we all need to know.” Washington Post.
- Britt Paris and Rebecca Lave (2017, July 20) “Environmental Injustice in the Early Days of the Trump Administration.” Union of Concerned Scientists.
- Leif Fredrickson (2017, July 14) “Scott Pruitt is wrong about the origins of the EPA.” Washington Post.
- Chris Sellers (2017, July 1) “Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence.” Vox.
- Chris Sellers (2017, April 22) “How Republicans came to embrace anti-environmentalism.” Vox.
- Rebecca Lave (2017, February 16) “It’s vital for science that we cache US federal agency facts.” Higher Education.
- Jerome Whitington (2017, January 17) “Environmental Data, Guerrilla Archiving, and the Trump Transition.” Cultural Anthropology.
EDGI’s Public Comments
Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States” (April 15, 2019)
Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science (August 16, 2018)
Clean Power Plan Proposed Repeal (April 26, 2018)
Risk Management Program Amendment Delays (May 19, 2017)