Topic: Environment & Energy

NOAA Communications Regarding Trump Hotels During Hurricane Dorian

March 31, 2020
Communications from the National Hurricane Center at the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) seeking any communications with the White House regarding the President's privately-owned hotels and resorts in South Florida during Hurricane Dorian.

DOI Calendar Entries Responsive to Request for Records Concerning Border Wall

March 27, 2020
Records of calendar invitations from the Department of the Interior responsive to American Oversight's initial request for communications between select officials and representatives of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a construction company contracted to build a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, or representatives of We Build the Wall, an organization raising private funds to build sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

EPA Records Involving the Processing of FOIA Requests

March 27, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency records involving the processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

EPA Records Regarding John Konkus’ Grant Decisions

March 26, 2020
Records from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding EPA official John Konkus' ability to review grant solicitations and seeking grant decisions.

USDA Records of Secretary Perdue’s Emails Sent to Non-Government Email Addresses

March 20, 2020
Records of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s sent communications to non-government email addresses. American Oversight sought these records to shed light on Perdue’s actions and communications during his tenure as secretary. These records contain communications with Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her husband Jeffrey Sprecher, with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and with Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky before his appointment to the agency.

Energy Department Releases Records from Rick Perry’s May 2019 Trip to Ukraine

March 16, 2020
The Department of Energy released 83 pages of records in response to our lawsuit for travel records from former Secretary Perry's May 2019 trip to Ukraine.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Records Relating to Staffing Impacts of BLM’s Relocation

March 2, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) seeking records to shed light on the impact on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staffing from the plan to relocate the agency’s headquarters to Colorado.

FOIA to BLM Seeking Records Relating to Staffing Impacts of BLM’s Relocation

March 2, 2020
FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking records to shed light on the impact on BLM staffing from the plan to relocate the agency’s headquarters to Colorado.

News Roundup: Launching Our Investigation of Trump’s Authoritarian Purges

February 28, 2020
Loyalty over truth and political advantage over public service and safety are hallmarks of authoritarianism.