Topic: Environment & Energy

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

April 1, 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.

FOIA to FAA Seeking Records Related to FAA Aircraft

February 27, 2018
Records related to times when FAA planes requested to use, were approved to use, or actually used FAA-owned or FAA-leased aircraft for personal travel. 

FOIA to EPA Regarding Asbestos Regulations

February 13, 2018
Joint FOIA with EWG and ADAO seeking records to determine if EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other top EPA officials have recently been meeting with several chemical and asbestos corporations and trade groups regarding the future impact of the Toxic Substances Control Act on the use of asbestos.

Audit the Wall

February 9, 2018
In 2017, American Oversight launched its investigation into the administration’s plans for building a wall between the United States and Mexico. Our Audit the Wall inquiry sought to reveal whether the government’s preparations treated all American businesses fairly, whether it adequately addressed environmental, worker safety, and property-owner concerns — or, as it turns out, whether there were any preparations at all.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Regulatory Task Force Members

January 31, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking communication related to the regulatory reform task force and who is on it.

FOIA to EPA Seeking Chloroprene Document

January 31, 2018
FOIA seeking a copy of the document entitled “Chloroprene Request for Correction” (or similar).

FOIA to EPA Seeking Formaldehyde Assessment

January 31, 2018
A copy of the document entitled “Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Formaldehyde Assessment”