Entity: Environmental Protection Agency

Records of Definers FOIA Processing

February 27, 2018
First and final production from EPA in response to our FOIA request for the agency's notes of selected FOIA requests records related to the FOIA requests submitted by Mr. Allan Blutstein, America Rising, Definers Public Affairs, or NTK Network against EPA employees.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Scott Pruitt’s First-Class Travel

February 20, 2018
FOIA seeking records of Scott Pruitt’s first-class travel waivers and waiver requests and any final determinations either approving or denying EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first-class airplane travel for personal and business-related trips.

Complaint: American Oversight v EPA – Pattern and Practice

February 16, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking an injunction to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from continuing its practice of denying reasonably described Freedom of Information Act requests. The EPA has repeatedly refused to conduct searches for records requested under FOIA - such as emails between agency officials and outside entities - and the agency has wrongly argued that any request that doesn't include a keyword is inadequately described.

Ethics Watchdog Calls for Investigation of Pruitt’s Expensive Travel Habits

February 16, 2018
Amid new revelations about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent use of expensive, first-class air travel – which agency officials have admitted was intended to allow Pruitt to avoid interactions with Americans upset by the administrator's actions – nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today called on the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the EPA Inspector General to open investigations into the potential misuse of taxpayer funds.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Asbestos Regulations

February 13, 2018
Joint FOIA with EWG and ADAO seeking records to determine if EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other top EPA officials have recently been meeting with several chemical and asbestos corporations and trade groups regarding the future impact of the Toxic Substances Control Act on the use of asbestos.

EPA Records of Political Appointee Onboarding Procedures

February 6, 2018
Onboarding briefing provided to political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Chloroprene Document

January 31, 2018
FOIA seeking a copy of the document entitled “Chloroprene Request for Correction” (or similar).

FOIA to EPA Seeking Formaldehyde Assessment

January 31, 2018
A copy of the document entitled “Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Formaldehyde Assessment”

EPA Senior Official Calendars

January 29, 2018
Calendars for senior staff at the Environmental Protection Agency covering the time period from the start of the Trump administration through mid-2017.

EPA Documents Regarding Pesticide Industry Communications

January 28, 2018
Documents from the EPA containing records relating to EPA’s communications with the pesticide industry. American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group requested these records following the EPA's decision to reverse a proposed ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos.