Entity: Department of Energy

Rick Perry’s Energy Industry Connections and the Trump Administration’s Ukraine Policy

September 14, 2020
One of the “three amigos” running shadow Ukraine foreign policy, Perry helped push an energy deal that could benefit his associates, according to new reporting from ProPublica and Time.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

News Roundup: What Trump Knew, and What We Know

September 10, 2020
We’ve known for months that President Donald Trump has been downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. In the spring, we knew that Covid-19 wasn’t just like the seasonal flu, despite Trump’s reassurances that it was. And we’ve known that the pandemic won’t just “disappear,” no matter how many times the president insists it will.

FERC Emails with White House Energy Advisers

July 29, 2020
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission emails in response to our request for communications between political appointees and White House energy advisers.

Investigations Update: ‘Burrowing In,’ Voter Fraud Task Forces, and Federal Law Enforcement

July 28, 2020
Our latest investigations into political appointees moving to permanent positions, the designation of "antifa" as a terrorist group, and state-level voter fraud task forces.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Calendars of Senior Officials During Spread of Coronavirus

July 28, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking the calendars of top officials during the early spread of coronavirus through the United States.

No Records Response from DOE Regarding Communications with or About Dan and Farris Wilks

July 24, 2020
The Department of Energy stated that it had no records of email communications with (or about) Dan Wilks and Farris Wilks Ñ two brothers in the petroleum industry who have donated over $100,000 to the Trump re-election campaign.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

July 20, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking SF-50s for political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from OPM regarding passing over preference eligibles.

No Records Response from DOE Regarding Communications with Jeffrey Miller

July 1, 2020
The Department of Energy stated it had no records responsive to our request for communications or calendar entries between Secretary Rick Perry or his Chief of Staff Brian McCormack and lobbyist Jeffrey Miller.

DOE Records of Agency Spending at Trump Properties

June 23, 2020
Records from the Department of Energy regarding federal spending at Trump properties. These records reflecting expenditures made in 2010 and 2015.

DOE Records of Resumes and Job Titles for Select Political Appointees

June 22, 2020
Records from the Department of Energy in response to American Oversight's request for resumes, job titles, SF-50s, and ethics waivers for political appointees who joined the administration or were assigned to new positions after the date of American Oversight’s previous request for this information submitted in late 2017.