All details of Vincent Devito's meeting with "investors" regarding offshore royalty rates

Jesse Coleman filed this request with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the United States of America.
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From: Jesse Coleman

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

In a speech to Americans for Prosperity on August 19th, Vincent DeVito said: "Well the royalty rates were kind of on par with … land based production, with about 18.5% so we did some analysis and made a responsible decision to lower the royalty rates to about 12.5%. But before we did that, we met with the investors and were like ‘Listen, if we do this, will you participate?"

I am requesting all details of this meeting with investors, including a list of participants, invite lists, documents from the meeting, location, etc.

According to Mr. DeVito this meeting took place before August 16th. Please search your records accordingly.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jesse Coleman

From: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Dear Mr. Coleman,

Please find attached to this message the Bureau of Ocean Energy
Management's response to your FOIA request. If you have any questions
concerning this response, please feel free to email us at,
or call me at (703) 787-1818.

Kindest Regards,


Natasha Alcantara
Freedom of Information Act Officer/Public Liaison
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
US Department of the Interior
tel: 703-787-1818

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