Entity: Department of Energy

FOIA to DOE Seeking Communications Between Chief of Staff Brian McCormack and External Entities

August 29, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Energy seeking communications between outside interests and DOE Chief of Staff Brian McCormack.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Ethics Information Regarding Chief of Staff Brian McCormack

August 29, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Energy seeking ethics determinations, recusals, and waivers regarding Chief of Staff Brian McCormack.

News Roundup: Political Appointees, Lobbyists and Those In Between

August 23, 2019
This week, we sued the VA for failing to preserve emails that top VA officials sent from personal email accounts to three members of Mar-a-Lago.

No Records Response from DOE Regarding Communications About America First PAC

August 21, 2019
The Department of Energy stated that it had no records of communications from certain political appointees regarding the pro-Trump PAC America First Action.

FOIA to DOE for Communications with Celltex Therapeutics

August 20, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Energy for communications with Celltex Therapeutics — a stem cell company that Secretary Perry’s wife serves as a board member — as well as communications about a Texas bill that stood to benefit the company.

FOIA to DOE for Communications with Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners

August 20, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Energy for Secretary Rick Perry and his staff’s communications with Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners; two natural gas pipeline companies whose boards he previously sat on.

FOIA to DOE for Communications with Jeff Miller

August 20, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Energy (DOE) for communications with lobbyist Jeff Miller, a former political aide to Secretary Rick Perry. American Oversight seeks to shed light on the extent of Mr. Miller's influence within the DOE.

FOIA to DOE for Ethics Waivers Granted to Secretary Perry

August 20, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Energy for any ethics waivers or recusal determinations issued for Secretary Rick Perry.

News Roundup: The Hatch Act and Freedom of Speech

August 16, 2019
New harsh immigration policies, weaker endangered species protections, and a lawsuit to protect the free speech rights of federal employees.

No Records Response from DOE for Contracts with David Jonas

August 16, 2019
The Department of Energy stated that it had no records of contracts with David Jonas, who withdrew his nomination to be the agency's general counsel in 2018.