Entity: Department of Energy

DOE Records Regarding a March 2017 Meeting Between Secretary Perry and Murray Energy Corporation

September 14, 2018
Department of Energy response to a FOIA request for records regarding a March 2017 meeting between Secretary Perry and Murray Energy Corporation. Records include correspondence between DOE and Andrew Wheeler, who helped arrange the meeting. These records also show that chief executive officer of Murray Energy Corporation, Robert Murray, sent an "Action Plan" to "assist in the survival of our country's coal industry" to Energy Secretary Perry in 2017.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Communications with or Regarding Concerned Veterans for America

August 23, 2018
FOIA to DOE seeking communications with or regarding Concerned Veterans for America to shed light on whether or not Concerned Veterans for America is having on wide-ranging policy discussions that affect millions of Americans, as well as influence of private individuals with connections to the president on federal government actions and policies.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Calendars for February to December 2017

August 20, 2018
Calendars from the Department of Energy for Energy Secretary Rick Perry from March 2017 to December 2017. These records also include the calendars of Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Wilmot from January through February 2017, and Chief of Staff Brian McCormack from March to August 2017.

DOE Resumes and Job Titles for Updated Political Appointee

July 3, 2018
Records from the Department of Energy containing updated political appointee resumes and job titles since June 27 2017. 

FOIA to DOE Seeking Scheduler Communications with Outside Entities

June 14, 2018
FOIA to DOE seeking communications between all schedulers and advance team personnel for Secretary Rick Perry and any external entities or individuals. This FOIA is seeking records to shed light on the priorities of high-ranking government officials within the agency.

DOE Oaths of Office and Ethics Pledges for Political Appointees

June 12, 2018
Department of Energy Oaths of Office and Ethics Pledges signed by political appointees. This includes all political appointees who were confirmed by 1/23/2018.

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.