Seventy-six congressional report cards released by Environmental Data & Governance Initiative’s Environmental Enforcement Watch on October 22, 2020, show a decline in compliance and enforcement for key U.S. environmental laws under the Trump administration. The report cards are summarized in the new report, Democratizing Data: Environmental Enforcement Watch’s Report Cards for Congressional Oversight of the EPA, which provides for the first time an analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data on compliance and enforcement in the districts and states of the representatives and senators serving on the two congressional committees tasked with overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency.
Environmental Enforcement Watch (EEW) is EDGI’s latest project. A collaborative effort across several of our working groups, EEW is a series of online workshops aimed at increasing EPA ECHO data literacy through our custom Jupyter Notebooks, in an effort to foster community research and polluter accountability. Our interns—young, passionate individuals—have put in countless hours developing and fine-tuning every aspect of our EEW workshops. We thank them for their many ideas and efforts, without which EEW would not be what it is today. Without further ado, here are our interns:
By Kelsey Breseman, EDGI As of December 2019, ToxMap and ToxNet are being retired from the National Library of Medicines website maintained by the National Institute of Health. EDGI has written previously about the impact of this removal of access in our post “Goodbye to ToxMap–and our Environmental Right-to-Know”. In advance of the removal of […]
By Kelly Wilkins and Kelsey Breseman This month EDGI hosted an environmental justice youth summit in partnership with the Environmental Chelsea Organizers, or ECO, a group of six teenage activists working under GreenRoots, a community-based organization fighting for environmental justice and an improved quality of life for the people of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Guest speakers included […]