Topic: Environment & Energy

FERC Emails with White House Energy Advisers

July 29, 2020
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission emails in response to our request for communications between political appointees and White House energy advisers.

No Records Response from EPA Regarding Risks to Superfund Sites Due to Climate Change

July 21, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding the risks posed to Superfund sites by climate change.

Investigations Update: Militarization of Police, Covid-19 in Migrant Detention Centers, and Barr’s Political Interference

July 14, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests in the last week.

NOAA Records Regarding Communications and Directives Concerning Hurricane Dorian Impact

July 1, 2020
Records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in response to American Oversight's requests for directives issued by the White House or the Commerce Department related to tweets and public statements about Hurricane Dorian’s impact on the Southeastern United States, and for communications with the White House regarding the President’s privately-owned hotels and resorts in South Florida during Hurricane Dorian.

No Records Response from DOE Regarding Communications with Jeffrey Miller

July 1, 2020
The Department of Energy stated it had no records responsive to our request for communications or calendar entries between Secretary Rick Perry or his Chief of Staff Brian McCormack and lobbyist Jeffrey Miller.

No Records Response from Yuma City Council in Ariz. Regarding Border Wall Construction

June 30, 2020
The Yuma City Council in Arizona stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding Fisher Sand and Gravel's plans to build a span of border barrier along the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

EPA Communications Regarding FOIA Processing

June 26, 2020
Records from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to American Oversight's request for communications concerning the involvement of certain senior EPA officials in the processing of FOIA requests.

News Roundup: The Administration’s Failure to Confront Two National Crises

June 19, 2020
The Trump administration's responses to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and to nationwide protests against systemic racism in law enforcement have been both harmful and insufficient.

FOIA to OSTP Seeking Director Droegemeier’s Climate Communications

June 15, 2020
FOIA to the Office of Science and Technology Policy seeking the communications of Director Kelvin Droegemeier related to climate change.

No Records Response from Yuma County, Ariz., Regarding Border Wall Construction Records

June 11, 2020
Yuma County, Arizona, stated that it had no records in response to American Oversight's request for border wall records regarding Fisher Sand and Gravel's plans to build a span of border barrier along the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.