Entity: Environmental Protection Agency

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.

No Records Response from EPA Regarding Risks to Superfund Sites Due to Climate Change

July 21, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding the risks posed to Superfund sites by climate change.

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.

Rejection Response from EPA Regarding Agency Calendars for Specific High-Ranking Officials

June 11, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency rejected American Oversight's request for the calendar entries of specific agency officials.

Rejection Response from EPA Regarding Energy Contract Connected to Pruitt’s Landlord

June 10, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency rejected American Oversight's request for communications to, from, or including any political appointee or employee in the Office of the Administrator concerning the EPA’s evaluation of the proposed expansion of the Alberta Clipper pipeline by Enbridge Energy LP, a company reportedly linked to Scott Pruitt's landlord.

Rejection Response from EPA Regarding Calendar Meetings with Enbridge Energy

June 10, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency rejected American Oversight's request for communications and calendar entries reflecting any meetings with Williams & Jensen, Enbridge Inc., aka Enbridge Energy LP, Concho Resources, or Oklahoma Gas and Electric.

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.