Topic: Environment & Energy

Covid-19 Oversight News: Scientific Integrity Concerns and Anti-Immigration Opportunism

September 14, 2020
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Rick Perry’s Energy Industry Connections and the Trump Administration’s Ukraine Policy

September 14, 2020
One of the “three amigos” running shadow Ukraine foreign policy, Perry helped push an energy deal that could benefit his associates, according to new reporting from ProPublica and Time.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Records Request to Ohio Secretary of State Seeking Communications With or About Private Energy Interests

July 30, 2020
Records request to the Ohio Secretary of State seeking communications with or about energy interests and their lobbyists.

Records Request to Ohio Office of the Governor Seeking Communications With or About Private Energy Interests

July 30, 2020
Records request to the Ohio Office of the Governor seeking communications with or about energy interests and their lobbyists.

Records Request to Ohio EPA Seeking Communications With or About Private Energy Interests

July 30, 2020
Records request to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency seeking communications with or about energy interests and their lobbyists.

FERC Emails with White House Energy Advisers

July 29, 2020
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission emails in response to our request for communications between political appointees and White House energy advisers.

Investigations Update: Militarization of Police, Covid-19 in Migrant Detention Centers, and Barr’s Political Interference

July 14, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests in the last week.

No Records Response from DOE Regarding Communications with Jeffrey Miller

July 1, 2020
The Department of Energy stated it had no records responsive to our request for communications or calendar entries between Secretary Rick Perry or his Chief of Staff Brian McCormack and lobbyist Jeffrey Miller.

No Records Response from Yuma City Council in Ariz. Regarding Border Wall Construction

June 30, 2020
The Yuma City Council in Arizona stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding Fisher Sand and Gravel's plans to build a span of border barrier along the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

EPA Communications Regarding FOIA Processing

June 26, 2020
Records from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to American Oversight's request for communications concerning the involvement of certain senior EPA officials in the processing of FOIA requests.