Entity: Environmental Protection Agency

No Records Response from EPA Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

August 31, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency stated that it had records responsive to American Oversight's request for the SF-50s of political appointees converting to career status, as well as records to identify requests and responses from OPM regarding passing over preference eligibles.

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.

EPA Records Regarding FOIA Request Processing

July 27, 2020
In response to our request for records pertaining to a June 2018 letter sent by House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt regarding the processing of FOIA requests, EPA produced a letter from its Principal Deputy General Counsel addressed to Representative Cummings.

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.

EPA Communications Regarding FOIA Processing

June 26, 2020
Records from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to American Oversight's request for communications concerning the involvement of certain senior EPA officials in the processing of FOIA requests.

No Records Response from EPA regarding Pruitt’s Involvement in Alberta Clipper Pipeline Expansion

June 10, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency stated that it had no records reflecting former Administrator Scott Pruitt's involvement in EPA's decision to allow the expansion of Enbridge's Alberta Clipper Pipeline. AO sought these records after it was reported that Pruitt got a sweetheart deal renting a DC condo that was owned by the wife of Enbridge's lobbyist.

News Roundup: A Somber Week After Memorial Day

May 29, 2020
As states across the country enter various phases of “reopening,” sobering news about the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to emerge. 

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Communications With or About Dan and Farris Wilks

May 20, 2020
FOIA request to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking email communications with or about the Wilks brothers, Dan and Farris.