Entity: Department of Energy

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Cohen and Lewandowski to Determine Influence

November 28, 2018
FOIA to DOE, CBP, OMB, SBA, and USTR seeking communications with Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, Corey Lewandowski, Jason Osborne, Mike Rubino, Barry Bennett, and Turnberry Solutions LLC to determine if Cohen and Lewandowski have used their connection to the president for personal benefit.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding Ivanka Trump’s Use of Personal Email

November 20, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking communications with the agencies, the White House, and Ivanka Trump’s law firms regarding Ivanka Trump and her use of personal email.

No Records Response from Energy Department Regarding Concerned Veterans for America

November 20, 2018
The Department of Energy stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications between top officials and individuals associated with the group Concerned Veterans for America. The request also sought communications with the "Mar-a-Lago Crowd," three members of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club who have been involved in shaping policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Complaint: Union of Concerned Scientists v. DOE and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – Failed Federal Bailouts

November 13, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight on behalf of Union of Concerned Scientists against DOE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking records related to Trump administration’s numerous failed proposals to bail out coal and nuclear power plants.

FOIA to Energy Seeking Michigan Attorney General Communications

November 9, 2018
FOIA to Energy seeking Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's communications. This FOIA was filed to shed light on the relationships between potential Attorney General candidates and key federal officials.

DOE Records Regarding Power Plant Closures

November 6, 2018
Department of Energy records, including industry and Congressional rule-making comments, related to Secretary Perry's September 2017 rule change request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Perry urged FERC to adopt a rule that would require markets to recover costs for market reliability in order to subsidize coal and nuclear energy plants.

FOIA to DOE Regarding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

October 31, 2018
FOIA to DOE regarding a report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which revealed findings about the reality of climate change seeking communications about this report.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Updated Calendars for Senior Staff Officials

October 17, 2018
FOIA to DOE seeking updated calendars for Rick Perry, Dan Brouillette, Brian McCormack, and Bernard McNamee.

FOIA to DOE Regarding Secretary Rick Perry’s Son’s Business Interests

October 4, 2018
FOIA to DOE seeking communications with Griffin Perry, Secretary Perry’s son and Grey Rock Energy Partners. This FOIA was submitted because Secretary Perry was a Grey Rock investor before assuming the helm of the agency. Grey Rock recently launched a new investment fund, and some ethics experts have raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest that could arise from the business interests of Secretary Perry’s son.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Communications Between DOE Officials and Nick Ayers

September 19, 2018
FOIA to DOE seeking communications between DOE officials, including Rick Perry, Brian McCormack, Mark Maddox, Raymond A. (“Tony”) Casler, and Paul Liben.