Entity: Department of Energy

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

Energy Department Releases Records from Rick Perry’s May 2019 Trip to Ukraine

March 16, 2020
The Department of Energy released 83 pages of records in response to our lawsuit for travel records from former Secretary Perry's May 2019 trip to Ukraine.

DOE Expense Records Related to Secretary Perry’s Meetings with Ukrainian Officials in May 2019

March 16, 2020
Department of Energy (DOE) records released in response to American Oversight’s request for materials reflecting travel expenses — including reimbursements, invoices, and bills — associated with former Secretary Rick Perry’s trip to Ukraine in May 2019.

FOIAs to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding White House Efforts to Retaliate Against Officials Based on Political Loyalty

February 25, 2020
FOIAs to multiple agencies seeking communications of White House liaisons regarding any efforts to target officials based on perceptions of insufficient political loyalty to the president.

DOE Recusal Statement for Brian McCormack

February 24, 2020
A Department of Energy (DOE) recusal statement for Chief of Staff Brian McCormack in response to American Oversight's request for ethics determinations, recusals, and waivers regarding McCormack.

News Roundup: The Post-Impeachment Purge and the Knock of Authoritarianism

February 21, 2020
If news about White House complacency in the face of foreign election interference doesn’t get your attention, here are some other items for your consideration.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records of Mitch McConnell’s Influence at Transportation, Energy, State Departments

February 21, 2020
American Oversight today sued the Departments of Energy, Transportation, and State for records of communications between officials and the office or campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOT, DOE, and State – McConnell’s Influence Across the Federal Government

February 21, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of State for communications between high-level agency officials and the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Communications with Senators Johnson and Portman Ahead of Ukraine Delegation

February 18, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeking communications with Senator Johnson or Senator Portman in the lead-up to Secretary Perry’s delegation to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration.

News Roundup: Trump Has Learned His ‘Lesson’

February 14, 2020
Trump's sights appear to be trained on making the Justice Department his personal political arm for helping allies and punishing perceived enemies.