EDGI's Website Monitoring Team assessed whether and how the Biden administration has addressed the damage done to public information by the Trump administration thus far. The findings point to substantial, if incomplete, progress in digital information practices, such as updating and restoring several federal climate change resources, highlighting connections between related environmental issues, and using more direct language about, for example, the "climate crisis." However, the Biden administration has not made progress on improving policies to protect public information, leaving information vulnerable to the kinds of abuses observed under the Trump administration. EDGI recommended the development of information policies that promote the creation of resources that advance environmental and scientific literacy and civic engagement. It also recommended that policies preserve these resources through publicly available active websites and accessible archives.
Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) Website Monitoring Team, "Work in Progress: Governance of Digital Environmental Information in the Biden Administration's First Year," January 2022.