Entity: Department of Energy

FOIA to DOE Seeking Communications Reflecting Efforts to Pressure Ukraine to Investigate the President’s Political Opponents

October 2, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Energy (DOE) seeking email communications that may relate to any untoward effort to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate one of President Trump’s political opponents, Joe Biden, in an effort to give the president an electoral advantage.

News Roundup: From the Top Down

September 27, 2019
Efforts to get Ukraine to investigate the president's perceived rivals have been known for months. We want to know how many were involved.
(White House Photo)

FOIA to DOE Seeking Records Relating to the U.S. Delegation to Ukraine Led by Secretary Perry

September 26, 2019
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Energy seeking records relating to the U.S. delegation to Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inauguration, led by Secretary Rick Perry, as they relate to the allegations in the whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump’s alleged efforts to lobby Ukraine to investigate a domestic political rival.

No Records Response from DOE Regarding Communications with Lobbying Firm Ballard Partners

September 26, 2019
The Department of Energy stated that it had no records of communications with lobbying firm Ballard Partners. American Oversight asked for these communications because of the links between the firm and the Trump Administration.

No Records Response from NNSA Regarding Communications with National Security Council

September 26, 2019
The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration stated that it had no records of communications with Derek Harvey, K.T. McFarland, and Michael Flynn. American Oversight sought to see if they influenced nuclear technology sharing with Saudi Arabia.

No Records Response from NNSA Regarding Nuclear Sales to Saudi Arabia

September 26, 2019
The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration stated it had no records related to key terms about nuclear technology and Saudi Arabia.

NRR from DOE Regarding Talking Points and Internal Assessments Related to Nuclear Technology Sharing with Saudi Arabia

September 23, 2019
The Department of Energy stated that it had no records of final talking points, records reflecting final decisions, and internal assessments relating to nuclear technology sharing with Saudi Arabia.

NRR from DOE Regarding Communications Between Rick Perry, Energy Transfer Partners, and Sunoco Logistics Partners

September 20, 2019
The Department of Energy stated that it had no records in response to our request for communications between Rick Perry and Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners.

DOE Emails Regarding 202(c) Emergency Orders and Energy Prospects

September 12, 2019
Department of Energy emails discussing present and historic 202(c) emergency order requests and the agency’s responses as well as future energy prospects and technologies. These records were previously released to other FOIA requestors.

DOE Application for Loan Assistance from Nuclear Development LLC

September 5, 2019
Nuclear Development LLC loan assistance application to the Department of Energy. This application was filed in an attempt to acquire the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant, located in northeastern Alabama, from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Franklin Haney Sr., real-estate developer and founder of Nuclear Development LLC, contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee — a contribution that was later investigated by federal prosecutors along with the inaugural committee itself.