Entity: Environmental Protection Agency

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

May 8, 2020
Every week seems to bring a new example of President Donald Trump’s disdain — or fear — of independent oversight.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Records Regarding Wildfire Risks to Superfund Sites Due to Climate Change

May 5, 2020
FOIA request to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking records regarding the risk posed to Superfund sites by wildfires caused by climate change.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Records Regarding Flooding Risks to Superfund Sites Due to Climate Change

May 5, 2020
FOIA request to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking records regarding the risk posed to Superfund sites by flooding caused by climate change.

FOIA to EPA for Records Regarding Risks to Superfund Sites Due to Climate Change

May 5, 2020
FOIA request to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking records regarding the risks posed to Superfund sites by climate change.

EPA Office of Inspector General Records Regarding Tar Creek

May 4, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General records of communications related to Tar Creek. Campaign for Accountability requested these records and American Oversight represented the organization in its litigation.

No Records Response from EPA Regarding Peter Wright’s Communications with Chemical Companies

April 29, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency stated it had no records in response to our request for Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, Peter Wright, and several large chemical companies, including his former employer, Dow Chemical.

No Records Response from EPA Regarding Communications with Industry Lobbyists on Well Control Rule

April 9, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications with industry lobbyists, including meetings on blowout preventer systems and the well control rule.

EPA Communications with the Heritage Foundation and Petroleum Industry Groups

April 8, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency records of emails and meetings with the Heritage Foundation, the American Petroleum Institute and the Independent Petroleum Association of America
. American Oversight sought these records to learn more about meetings between key officials and the members of and advocates for the oil and gas industry regarding the proposed rule rolling back methane emissions standards.

Administration-Wide Indifference Continues on How to Ethically Handle Spending Taxpayer Money at Trump Properties

April 6, 2020
Federal agencies still don't have official guidance on spending money at Trump-owned businesses.

EPA Records Involving the Processing of FOIA Requests

March 27, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency records involving the processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.