FOIA Number: DOI-BSEE-19-0467

News Roundup: Launching Our Investigation of Trump’s Authoritarian Purges

February 28, 2020
Loyalty over truth and political advantage over public service and safety are hallmarks of authoritarianism.

News Roundup: From the Top Down

September 27, 2019
Efforts to get Ukraine to investigate the president's perceived rivals have been known for months. We want to know how many were involved.
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Using FOIA to Fight Trump Administration Obstruction

September 27, 2019
We obtained documents that show the coziness between political appointees and the fossil fuel industry — and provide an example of the administration's failure to cooperate fully with congressional oversight requests.

BSEE Cell Phone Logs for Scott Angelle from December 2017 to March 2019

April 30, 2019
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) cell phone logs from Director Scott Angelle. These records only include Angelle's cell phone calls, as BSEE has stated that they do “not maintain or have access to call logs or billing records for office phones.” In 2017, Angelle gave out his cell phone number to a group of oil executives, encouraging them to call him to avoid public records laws. The logs— dating from Dec 1, 2017 to March 30, 2019 — show calls between Angelle, the American Petroleum institute, Chevron, and others. 

FOIA to BSEE for Director Scott Angelle’s Phone Logs

April 8, 2019
FOIA to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for the phone logs of Director Scott Angelle.