Topic: Environment & Energy

Rejection Response from EPA Regarding Calendar Meetings with Enbridge Energy

June 10, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency rejected American Oversight's request for communications and calendar entries reflecting any meetings with Williams & Jensen, Enbridge Inc., aka Enbridge Energy LP, Concho Resources, or Oklahoma Gas and Electric.

No Records Response from EPA regarding Pruitt’s Involvement in Alberta Clipper Pipeline Expansion

June 10, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency stated that it had no records reflecting former Administrator Scott Pruitt's involvement in EPA's decision to allow the expansion of Enbridge's Alberta Clipper Pipeline. AO sought these records after it was reported that Pruitt got a sweetheart deal renting a DC condo that was owned by the wife of Enbridge's lobbyist.

NOAA Communications Regarding Trump Hotels During Hurricane Dorian

June 1, 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.

DOE Email Records with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Office

May 29, 2020
Emails produced by the Department of Energy in response to American Oversight's request for communications between political appointees and representatives of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's senate or campaign staff.

No Records Response from USFS Regarding Communications Pertaining to Climate Assessments

May 29, 2020
The United States Forestry Service stated it had no records responsive to our request for communications from top officials containing key terms pertaining to reports addressing the worsening effects of global climate change.

DOE Calendar Entries for Communications with Assistant Sec. for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg and Trump Donor Bob Murray

May 28, 2020
Records from the Department of Energy reflecting calendar entries of phone calls between Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg and Robert Murray, a political donor to President Donald Trump and Secretary Rick Perry, or employees of Murray Energy or FirstEnergy.

DOE Records in Response to Request for Communications with FirstEnergy

May 27, 2020
Records from the Department of Energy of emails and documents concerning nuclear technologies. These records are a response to American Oversight's request for communications between the Office of Nuclear Energy Senior Advisor Suzanne Jaworowski and employees of FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy has strong ties to political donor Bob Murray's organization, Murray Energy.

DOE Calendars for Senior Officials from January and February 2018

May 26, 2020
Calendars from the Department of Energy for Secretary Rick Perry from January and February 2018. These records also include the calendars of Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette's through January 2018.

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to BLM Seeking Communications With or About Dan and Farris Wilks

May 20, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management seeking email communications with or about the Wilks brothers, Dan and Farris.