Entity: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Records Regarding Definers Contract

June 5, 2018
First production from EPA regarding the no-bid contract with Definers, LLC, which is a Republican opposition research firm.

EPA Records Regarding Scott Pruitt’s Need for 24 Hour Security and Threat Assessment

June 4, 2018
Records from the EPA regarding threats made against the Administrator. These records include a memo from the EPA Inspector General outlining threats against Administrator Pruitt as well as former Administrator McCarthy.

FOIA to EPA Regarding the Decision to Ban Reporters from Summit

May 23, 2018
FOIA to EPA submitted following reports that the agency barred several reporters from a national summit on harmful water contaminants, including by forcibly removing at least one reporter from the building. This FOIA is seeking communications with news outlets and discussions of press access.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications to Determine Cohen’s Influence

May 11, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking to shed light on whether or not Michael Cohen or any of his associates have influenced federal activities, including whether they have received special treatment for their high-paying clients. American Oversight is seeking communications between any appointee and the following: Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, Corey Lewandowski, Jason Osborne, Mike Rubino, Barry Bennett, Turnberry Solutions LLC, and Avenue Strategies.

EPA Senior Staff Phone Logs Early 2017

May 2, 2018
Desk and cell phone records for EPA senior staff. All phone numbers are redacted.

EPA John Konkus Ethics Waivers and Authorizations

April 26, 2018
First and final response from EPA to our FOIA request for records reflecting recusal determinations and conflicts or ethics waivers or authorizations relating to John Konkus.

Lawsuit Seeks Scott Pruitt and Nino Perrotta Travel and Security Spending Records

April 17, 2018
New lawsuit asks the court to order EPA to release records including waivers authorizing Pruitt and Perrotta to spend taxpayer funds on first class plane tickets, along with any communications between Perrotta and his business partner, Edwin Steinmetz, a private security consultant to whom Perrotta steered a $3,000 federal contract to "sweep" Pruitt's office for listening devices.

Statement On Scott Pruitt’s Illegal Spending Spree

April 16, 2018
American Oversight released the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt broke federal spending laws when he spent $43,000 to install a soundproof phone booth in his office.

FOIA Seeking Additional Calendars for Dravis, Greenwalt, and Hupp

April 13, 2018
FOIA to EPA seeking all calendars or calendar entries for Samantha Dravis and Sarah Greenwalt from May 18, 2017 until the search is conducted and Millan Hupp's calendar from February 17, 2017, as well as any call records from the three appointees. This FOIA is also asking for Hupp's communications regarding Scott Pruitt's search for a condo or Pruitt's first-class travel.