Topic: Environment & Energy

BOEM Records Regarding Offshore Drilling Seeking Communications with Florida and Energy Groups

October 30, 2018
Emails and other communications from BOEM regarding Secretary Zinke's announcement to exempt Florida from his offshore drilling plan.

EPA Records of Nancy Beck Communications with the American Chemistry Council

August 28, 2018
Environmental Protection Agency records showing ethics waivers granted to Deputy Assistant Administrator Nancy Beck and her communications with her former employer, the American Chemistry Council.

EPA Administrator Pruitt Office Renovation Expenses

August 15, 2018
Emails, invoices, and expense records from the EPA regarding upgrades or other renovations of the offices of Administrator Scott Pruitt and two EPA assistant administrators.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Calendars

August 6, 2018
Calendar entries for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt from February to May 2017. On October 18, an additional version of Pruitt's calendars from February 17-20 was received.

FOIA to EPA Regarding the Decision to Ban Reporters from Summit

May 23, 2018
FOIA to EPA submitted following reports that the agency barred several reporters from a national summit on harmful water contaminants, including by forcibly removing at least one reporter from the building. This FOIA is seeking communications with news outlets and discussions of press access.

Lawsuit Seeks Scott Pruitt and Nino Perrotta Travel and Security Spending Records

April 17, 2018
New lawsuit asks the court to order EPA to release records including waivers authorizing Pruitt and Perrotta to spend taxpayer funds on first class plane tickets, along with any communications between Perrotta and his business partner, Edwin Steinmetz, a private security consultant to whom Perrotta steered a $3,000 federal contract to "sweep" Pruitt's office for listening devices.

New: EPA Documents Show Details of Pruitt Office Renovations

April 6, 2018
New expense documents uncovered by American Oversight show details of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's office renovations - including detailed invoices for his biometric locks and secret phone booth.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt 2017 Phone Logs – Redacted

March 16, 2018
Records from EPA containing Scott Pruitt's phone logs for the first part of 2017, which have been heavily redacted.

Sunshine Week Blog: FOIAs Will Continue Until Accountability Improves

March 16, 2018
There has been a sharp increase in the number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuits filed against Trump administration cabinet agencies over the past 14 months - but the rising backlog is actually a sign of a much more serious problem: the breakdown of our system of checks and balances.