Interior Department’s Vincent DeVito – the documents

Vincent DeVito is a Counselor to the Secretary of the Interior on Energy Policy. He was appointed by Ryan Zinke on May 1, 2017. The following source documents reveal Vincent DeVito’s hand in policy actions taken by the Department of the Interior meant to benefit the coal and oil industries. This page contains all relevant materials …

Scott Angelle, BSEE Director, Favors Meetings with Oil Industry Donors to His Past Campaigns

An investigation by The New York Times’ Eric Lipton released March 10th, 2018, describes how the industry-tied Director of the U.S. offshore safety enforcement bureau has cut safety and environmental regulations on the oil industry. New details of that story, released by Documented, reveal that the Director of the Bureau for Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has …

Exxon’s 10-K fails to acknowledge climate litigation risk, adds new section on reputational risk

This week, Exxon Mobil (XOM) released its 2017 10-K report. While news of Exxon abandoning joint projects with Rosneft — and the corresponding $200 million after-tax loss —  dominated the headlines, two overlooked items may bear serious consequences for the company. Exxon failed to acknowledge the serious risks posed by ongoing climate litigation and investigations. …

Meeting of Republican State Attorneys General Provides NRA and Corporations with Private Access

The Republican Attorneys General Association (“RAGA”) will host its annual two-day Winter National Meeting beginning February 25, 2018, details of which were obtained by Documented. At the event, taking place at the Park Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C., donors including the National Rifle Association (NRA) will have access to GOP attorneys general and their staff …

David Bernhardt meets API CEO Jack Gerard in undisclosed meeting

Visitor logs reveal Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior David Bernhardt met with American Petroleum Institute (API) CEO Jack Gerard and API lobbyist Carrie Domnitch in an undisclosed meeting on September 22, 2017. Deputy Secretary Bernhardt’s calendar shows a scheduled “Meeting to Discuss Energy Issues” but does not mention attendees outside of the …

PRUITT CALLED TRUMP A THREAT TO CONSTITUTION IN 2016 INTERVIEW

In a stinging 2016 radio interview, Scott Pruitt lambasted then candidate Donald Trump, warning of the danger to the constitution should he become president. “If Donald Trump is the nominee and eventually the president, he would take i think, unapologetic steps to use executive power to confront Congress in a way that is truly unconstitutional”, …

EPA Awards contract to sister organization of group that helped Pruitt Become EPA Administrator

Definers Public Affairs, the GOP opposition research firm recently awarded a $120,000 contract by the EPA, is closely tied to the firm that ran an online campaign to push EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Senate confirmation campaign. In December, America Rising Squared (AR2) launched the confirmpruitt.com website which has since been deleted. An archive of the …

Scott Pruitt Scheduled to Speak at ALEC Conference in Nashville

Update (12/10/2017) – Scott Pruitt cancelled his appearance at ALEC. No reason for this was given publicly.  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is scheduled to speak on Friday at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) States and Nation Policy Summit, in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a copy of the event brochure provided to Documented. Pruitt is …