Topic: Environment & Energy

Open Questions About Trump Administration Policies

October 29, 2020
The tragically botched pandemic response and devastating practice of separating immigrant families are just some of the Trump administration’s actions that bear further scrutiny.

Investigations Update: Hatch Act Violations, Covid-19 Vaccine Contracts, and South Carolina Ballots

October 20, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the misuse of government resources for political purposes, the administration’s pandemic response, and voting rights in the states.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Communications with White House Regarding Wildfires

October 19, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of the Interior seeking communications with the White House about wildfires.

FOIA to USFS Seeking Communications with White House Regarding Wildfires

October 14, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Forest Service seeking communications with the White House about wildfires.

No Records Response from DOI Concerning Impact of Border Wall in National Refuge

October 1, 2020
The Department of the Interior stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for assessment or analysis of the impact, including the impact on endangered species, of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

FEMA Records Regarding Public Comments Made by Trump and Zinke on California Wildfires

September 25, 2020
Records from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to American Oversight's request for records relating to President Donald Trump’s and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s commentary on the 2018 California wildfires.

EPA Communications with Ballad Partners

September 18, 2020
Records from the Environmental Protection agency in response to American Oversight's request for communications between representatives of the lobbying firm Ballard Partners and Trump administration appointees.

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

September 14, 2020
For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.

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)

EPA Records Regarding Konkus Grant Decisions and External Communications

September 9, 2020
Records from the Environmental Protection Agency in response to American Oversight's request for former EPA official John Konkus’ ability to review grant solicitations and seeking information related to his external communications.