Topic: Environment & Energy

American Oversight and EWG Seek Records of Industry Influence at Department of Energy

November 16, 2017
American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group asked the Department of Energy for its communications with the energy industry over the Trump administration’s proposed bailout of failing coal and nuclear power plants.

Minute Order: Western Values Project v. DOI – Zinke Management

November 14, 2017
Minute order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, instructing the Department of the Interior to file a dispositive motion or a production schedule by December 11, 2017 in response to the lawsuit from Western Values Project and American Oversight seeking records related to Ryan Zinke’s management of the department.

Answer: Western Values Project v. DOI

November 13, 2017
Answer filed by the government in response to the lawsuit brought by American Oversight on behalf of the Western Values Project seeking records related to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s management of the department.

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Lolita Zinke’s Travel, Role at Department of the Interior

October 5, 2017
American Oversight today sued the Department of the Interior to force the release of records related to Lolita Zinke, wife of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and her role at the department, use of taxpayer-funded travel, and participation in official meetings or other events.

Ryan Zinke’s Unethical Leadership at Interior

October 5, 2017
Since his appointment by President Trump, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke’s conduct has raised questions about his management of the department and his use of taxpayer resources. From flights on government jets to potentially involving family members in official government business, it is important for the public to understand exactly what Secretary Zinke has been doing with his time in office.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Calendars Show Deep Industry Connections

October 3, 2017
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's calendars from February through May 2017 show extensive meetings with energy and chemical industry executives and lobbyists, and provide a deeper look at how Pruitt has been spending his time at the head of the nation's environmental regulator.