September 17, 2017: Pursuing a Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the Early Trump Administration (C. Sellers)

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September 19, 2017 The Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) is an organization comprised of academics and non-profit employees that promotes open and accessible government data and information along with evidence-based policy making. “Pursuing a Toxic Agenda” is the second part of a multipart series on the early days of the Trump administration. In this series, EDGI […]

June 19, 2017: The EPA under siege (C. Sellers)

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EDGI, June 19, 2017 The EPA Under Siege is the first part of a multipart series on the early days of the Trump administration. In this series, EDGI authors systematically investigate historical precedents for Trump’s attack on the EPA, consequences for toxic regulation and environmental justice, the influence of the fossil fuel industry on the […]

July 1, 2017: Trump and Pruitt Are the Biggest Threat to the EPA in Its 47 Years of Existence (C. Sellers)

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Vox, July 1, 2017 It’s been quite a week for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. On Thursday, we learned — thanks to reports in Climatewire and the New York Times — that he met with coal executives and lobbyists at a meeting of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity and promised them “red team, blue team” exercises to evaluate climate […]

June 7, 2017: How Republicans Came to Embrace Anti-Environmentalism (C. Sellers)

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Vox, June 7, 2017 That screeching sound you heard last week was the sound of President Donald Trump making a U-turn on the environment, pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord. What a difference a year and an election have made. A year ago, the US was making notable progress on some of our […]

December 7, 2016: Will the Next Deepwater Horizon Be in Mexico? (C. Sellers)

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New York Times, December 7, 2016 On Dec. 5, Mexico’s Energy Ministry began auctioning off the crown jewels of its oil reserves, deepwater tracts that, along with those for fracking, are supposed to set off an oil-and-gas rush south of the border. The auctions are a result of a 2013 law that opened the country’s oil […]