Topic: Environment & Energy

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday

In the Documents: How the 2018-2019 Government Shutdown Affected Federal Science Agencies

January 23, 2020
Records from NASA, NOAA and other agencies reveal the record-long funding lapse’s detrimental impact on federal projects.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Emails with White House Regarding California

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking emails between senior EPA officials and the White House regarding the state of California, localities within California, and California public officials.

News Roundup: The Evidence Continues to Mount

January 17, 2020
No matter how much the administration stonewalls, new evidence in the Ukraine investigation continues to emerge. 

Energy Department Agrees to Release Ukraine Documents This Month

January 13, 2020
The administration agreed to search for and release multiple categories of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight, prioritizing any records of Rick Perry’s communications with high-level Ukrainian officials and associates of Rudy Giuliani.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Emails with Industry Representatives Regarding the Use of Antibiotics in Citrus Agriculture

January 10, 2020
FOIA request to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking emails between certain EPA officials and industry representatives regarding the use of the antibiotics streptomycin and oxytetracycline to combat citrus greening.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Daniel Jorjani’s Communications with External Energy Groups

January 8, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor seeking Solicitor of the Interior Daniel Jorjani’s communications with any employee or representative of key private energy companies and other business interests.

In the Documents: New Information on Scott Pruitt’s Fleet of Luxury SUVs

January 3, 2020
Records obtained by American Oversight provide new details about the former EPA administrator's penchant for taxpayer-funded luxury travel — including the existence of a previously unreported extra SUV.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

NRR from USDA Regarding Communications with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

December 30, 2019
The Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records of communications with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. American Oversight asked for this correspondence following reports of their potential influence on decisions surrounding Twin Metals, which is run by their landlord in Washington, DC.

News Roundup: Beyond Impeachment — The Investigations Continue

December 20, 2019
There's plenty to investigate as we approach the end of 2019 — Ukraine-related and otherwise.