Topic: Environment & Energy

FEMA Communications Regarding Key Terms Related to Whitefish Energy

December 4, 2019
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) communications regarding key terms related to Whitefish Energy. These records include documents from an inter-departmental working group called Recovery Support Function Leadership Group that concern disaster relief, but do not directly mention of Whitefish energy.

DOE Calendars for National Nuclear Security Administration Official Frank Klotz from January to December 2017

December 4, 2019
Calendars form the Department of Energy for former Undersecretary of Energy for the National Nuclear Security Administration, Frank Klotz. These calendars date from January 20, 2017 to December 7, 2017.

Rick Perry’s Energy Industry Connections — in the U.S. and Abroad

December 3, 2019
Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry came into the administration with enough industry connections and energy investments to provide him with a very long list of recusal obligations. We’ve been investigating just how well he upheld those obligations — and whether outside influences have played a role in department policy.

EPA Emails with Fossil Fuel Companies from 2017 to 2018

November 25, 2019
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emails with Marathon Chemical and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers regarding SAFE Vehicles Rule, Risk Management Plan Voluntary Protection Program, and the Clean Air Act. These emails are from 2017 to 2018.

EPA Records Regarding Michigan Attorney General Communications with Region 5

November 15, 2019
Records from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to American Oversight's request for Michigan Attorney General Bull Schuette's communications with EPA appointees in region 5.

News Roundup: Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

November 15, 2019
The latest on the impeachment inquiry, plus more on our investigations into Pompeo's political ambitions and threats to voting rights at the state level.

FOIA to FEMA Seeking Records Regarding Funding Reprogramming to ICE

November 15, 2019
FOIA request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking records relating to the reprogramming of millions of dollars meant for FEMA to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ahead of hurricane season.

FOIA to DOE Seeking Communications with Roy Bailey

November 15, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of Energy seeking communications between senior agency leadership and Roy Bailey, a business partner of Rudy Giuliani.

How ‘Sharpiegate’ Turned a Simple Misunderstanding into a Media Frenzy — and Headache for NOAA Employees

November 14, 2019
Newly released public documents related to Hurricane Dorian show how an apparent misunderstanding spiraled into the politicization of basic government functions.

FOIA to CEQ Requesting Communications Between the Office of the Chairman and the Competitive Enterprise Institute

November 14, 2019
FOIA request to the Council on Environmental Quality for communications between anyone serving in the office of the Chairman and any representative of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.