Topic: Environment & Energy

News Roundup: Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

November 15, 2019
The latest on the impeachment inquiry, plus more on our investigations into Pompeo's political ambitions and threats to voting rights at the state level.

FOIA to FEMA Seeking Records Regarding Funding Reprogramming to ICE

November 15, 2019
FOIA request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking records relating to the reprogramming of millions of dollars meant for FEMA to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ahead of hurricane season.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Communications with Roy Bailey

November 15, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Energy seeking communications between senior agency leadership and Roy Bailey, a business partner of Rudy Giuliani.

How ‘Sharpiegate’ Turned a Simple Misunderstanding into a Media Frenzy — and Headache for NOAA Employees

November 14, 2019
Newly released public documents related to Hurricane Dorian show how an apparent misunderstanding spiraled into the politicization of basic government functions.

FOIA to CEQ Requesting Communications Between the Office of the Chairman and the Competitive Enterprise Institute

November 14, 2019
FOIA request to the Council on Environmental Quality for communications between anyone serving in the office of the Chairman and any representative of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

FOIA to CEQ Requesting Former Associate Director Mario Loyola’s Communications with Climate Change Denial Groups

November 14, 2019
FOIA request to the Council on Environmental Quality for communications between former Associate Director for Regulatory Reform Mario Loyola and organizations skeptical of climate change.

News Roundup: Ukraine-Related Documents, Hurdles for Asylum-Seekers, and Chad Wolf’s Involvement in Family Separation

November 8, 2019
The latest on impeachment and on our investigations into the administration's immigration policies.

News Roundup: Impeachment Votes and Sonny Perdue’s Georgia Connections

November 1, 2019
As the impeachment inquiry gears up for its more public phase, American Oversight is continuing to look into ethics and influence issues at agencies like the Department of Agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

FOIA to USDA for Communications with the White House about Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

November 1, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications with White House officials regarding the Tongass National Forest. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on reporting from the Washington Post that President Trump instructed Secretary Perdue to exempt Tongass from the Roadless Rule.

FOIA to USDA Seeking Agency Guidance about Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

November 1, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking federal agency guidance and policies regarding the Tongass National Forest. American Oversight seeks these records to shed light on reporting from the Washington Post that President Trump instructed Secretary Perdue to exempt Tongass from the Roadless Rule.