Entity: Department of Energy

Records From the Bonneville Power Administration Regarding Power Plant Closures

April 23, 2018
Records from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) regarding premature closures of power plants. American Oversight also received a no records response in a different aspect of this FOIA.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Official Calendars

March 8, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking calendars for senior political appointees at Commerce, Education, EPA, DOE, DHS, Interior, Labor, DOT, HHS, HUD, SBA, State, Treasury, and USDA.

NRR From DOE Regarding Whitefish

February 13, 2018
NRR from DOE in response to our FOIA request for communications between DOE and selected entities regarding the Whitefish contract.

FOIA to DOE Seeking America First Records

January 31, 2018
FOIA to DOE seeking all emails between or among any political appointees in the Office of the Secretary or the Office of the Deputy Secretary that include any terms related to America First.

FOIA to DOE Regarding Photographer Placed On Administrative Leave

January 31, 2018
FOIA to DOE regarding the photographer was put on administrative leave and his employment agreement was not extended after he disclosed photographs of Secretary Rick Perry meeting with Robert E. Murray, a political contributor of both President Trump and Secretary Perry and the head of Murray Energy Corporation.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Photos

January 31, 2018
FOIA seeking all photographs of Secretary Perry taken by a DOE photographer, whether a DOE “official” photographer, a contractor, or anyone else on staff in the Office of the Secretary or the Office of Public Affairs.