FOIA Number: DOE-17-0527

No Records Response from DOE Regarding Industry Communications about FERC Rule

December 17, 2018
The Department of Energy stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request for communications with various energy industry trade groups discussing Secretary Rick Perry's order that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) fast-track consideration of a rule that would force regional electricity grid operators to subsidize qualifying coal and nuclear plants.

DOE Records Regarding Power Plant Closures

November 6, 2018
Department of Energy records, including industry and Congressional rule-making comments, related to Secretary Perry's September 2017 rule change request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Perry urged FERC to adopt a rule that would require markets to recover costs for market reliability in order to subsidize coal and nuclear energy plants.

Records From the Bonneville Power Administration Regarding Power Plant Closures

April 23, 2018
Records from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) regarding premature closures of power plants. American Oversight also received a no records response in a different aspect of this FOIA.

No Records Response From the Western Area Power Administration

January 29, 2018
No records response from the Western Area Power Administration in response to our FOIA request to DOE for communications between DOE and specified industry and trade groups. We are still waiting to hear back from several DOE components.

American Oversight and EWG Seek Records of Industry Influence at Department of Energy

November 16, 2017
American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group asked the Department of Energy for its communications with the energy industry over the Trump administration’s proposed bailout of failing coal and nuclear power plants.