Entity: Environmental Protection Agency

Pruitt Investigation Update: Lobbyists, Condos, and Secret Phone Booths

April 11, 2018
Scott Pruitt has been in the headlines lately for an increasingly outrageous series of scandals – ranging from his $50 a night lobbyist condo to wasting millions on travel and excessive security. American Oversight has been investigating Pruitt’s questionable management of the agency for more than a year, requesting documents to expose the unethical ways that he has run the EPA.

Update – Pattern and Practice Lawsuit: Fighting EPA’s Incorrect FOIA Denials

April 10, 2018
American Oversight today filed a motion for summary judgment in our case against the EPA over the agency’s practice of wrongly rejecting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. We’re asking the court to order the EPA to stop its pattern of denying FOIA requests it would rather not respond to by claiming the requests aren’t “reasonably described.”

Motion for Summary Judgment American Oversight v. EPA Pattern and Practice

April 10, 2018
Motion for summary judgment filed by American Oversight in our lawsuit asking the court to order the EPA to end its practice of inappropriately denying FOIA requests as not "reasonably described."

New: EPA Documents Show Details of Pruitt Office Renovations

April 6, 2018
New expense documents uncovered by American Oversight show details of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's office renovations - including detailed invoices for his biometric locks and secret phone booth.

EPA Administrator Pruitt Office Renovation Expenses

April 6, 2018
Emails, invoices, and expense records from the EPA regarding upgrades or other renovations of the offices of Administrator Scott Pruitt and two EPA assistant administrators.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Scott Pruitt’s 24-Hour Security Detail

April 5, 2018
FOIA asking EPA for any threat assessment supporting the need to expand the EPA Administrator’s security detail to a 24-hour detail.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Employees Who Were Retaliated Against For Rejecting Pruitt’s Spending Habits

April 5, 2018
FOIA seeking copies of all SF-50 forms for Kevin Chmielewski, Reginald E. Allen, John E. Reeder, or John C. Martin reflecting any change in position, title, salary, or appointing authority, including when the employee enters or leaves a position.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Records of Employees Who Were Given Raises or Demoted By Scott Pruitt

April 5, 2018
FOIA seeking copies of all SF-50 forms for Millan Hupp, Sarah Greenwalt, Eric Weese, or Pasquale “Nino” Perrotta reflecting any change in position, title, salary, or appointing authority, including when the employee enters or leaves a position.

FOIA Regarding Salary Raises for EPA Employees

April 5, 2018
FOIA seeking all communications relating to the changes in salary or source of appointing authority for EPA employees Sarah Greenwalt and Millan Hupp, any attempts to get White House approval to raise the salary for those individuals, and the use of the Safe Drinking Water Act to make this change.

Watchdog Sues EPA for Documents Linked to Superfund Report Suppressed by Pruitt

April 5, 2018
Campaign for Accountability (CfA), represented by American Oversight, today filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to compel the release of records related to the Tar Creek Superfund site in northeastern Oklahoma.