Entity: Environmental Protection Agency

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.

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.

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.