Topic: Environment & Energy

EPA Documents Regarding Pesticide Industry Communications

January 28, 2018
Documents from the EPA containing records relating to EPA’s communications with the pesticide industry. American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group requested these records following the EPA's decision to reverse a proposed ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Bug Sweep Contract

December 21, 2017
FOIA to EPA regarding the contract for EPA’s bug sweep and biometric locks and related communications.

Update: EPA IG Refuses to Investigate Controversial Contract

December 20, 2017
The EPA’s Inspector General has informed American Oversight that it will not be investigating the agency’s awarding of a government contract to a politically-connected consulting firm. American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group had previously called for an IG investigation into the EPA's controversial no-bid contract with Definers Public Affairs.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Definers Contract Seeking Communications

December 19, 2017
FOIA to EPA seeking records related to Definers contract and communications between various individuals at EPA and anyone at America Rising, anyone at Need to Know Network, Joe Pounder, Matt Rhoades, Allan Blutstein, or Raj Shah.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Definers “Media Monitoring” Contract

December 19, 2017
FOIA to EPA regarding Definers contract seeking copies of all “clips,” reports, or any other work product, deliverables, memoranda, analysis, or other material provided to EPA by Definers Public Affairs from December 11 to December 15, 2017.

FOIA to EPA Regarding No Bid Contract

December 19, 2017
FOIA to EPA regarding Definers contract seeking communications and records related to the decision to use a no-bid contract.

FOIA to EPA Regarding Definers Contract Seeking Records Related to FOIA Requests Against Oppositional Employees

December 19, 2017
FOIA to EPA seeking processing records related to the FOIA requests submitted by Mr. Allan Blutstein, America Rising, Definers Public Affairs, or NTK Network against EPA employees.

American Oversight and Environmental Working Group Seek Answers about Dourson’s Work at EPA

December 1, 2017
Nonpartisan watchdog American Oversight and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) announced a joint investigation to determine if controversial toxicologist Michael Dourson has violated ethics rules in his work as a top advisor to Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

FOIA Regarding Dourson Seeking Communications Related to Senate Confirmation Process

November 30, 2017
FOIA request to EPA regarding the appointment of Michael Dourson, pesticide lobbyist, seeking his communications related to the Senate confirmation process.

FOIA Request Seeking Communications About Dourson

November 30, 2017
FOIA request to EPA regarding the appointment of Michael Dourson, pesticide lobbyist, seeking his communications from internal members of the EPA about Dourson.