FOIA Request For Communication With State Policy Analysts and State Legislators

Matt Kasper filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

HQ-2018-00648-F

Due March 9, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Matt Kasper

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records of communication to/from Senior Advisor Travis Fisher and the following individuals:
1. Lisa Linowes (llinowes@windaction.org)
2. John Droz (aaprjohn@northnet.org)
3. Kevon Martis (kevon@kevonmartis.com)
4. Tom Stacy (tfstacy@gmail.com)
5. Marita Noon (marita@responsibleenergy.org)
6. Robert Bradley (rbradley@iertx.org)
7. Robert Bryce (robert@robertbryce.com)
8. Myron Ebell (mebell@cei.org)
9. Joe Nichols (joe@buckeyeinstitute.org)
10. Senator Bill Seitz (william.seitz@dinsmore.com, rep30@ohiohouse.gov)

The timeframe of this search is limited to January 20, 2017 through the processing date of the request.

The search for records should include emails along with attachments (both sent and received). Please note that this request includes all emails sent and received on official government email accounts, as well as any other email accounts that have been used for official business including Gmail accounts. I have attached a document that shows Senior Advisor Travis Fisher using his Gmail email account to conduct official government business. The search should also include any software used by government employees to send email (e.g. Entrust, Virtru).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It is in the public's interest to know DOE's role in working with state policy analysts to implement "wholesale market reform" as stated by Travis Fisher in his email on April 16, 2017 from his personal Gmail account, and any additional policies that DOE is working to implement.

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. However, I am requesting a fee waiver. The organization I work for, the Energy and Policy Institute, is a clearinghouse of information and can qualify as a representative of the news media. There are several examples of public record requests that have been provided to my organization and that were then published on our website to inform journalists publishing articles. Also, I have accounts with news outlets including Huffington Post and Republic Report. Past publications on these outlets as proof are available here (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/matt-kasper) and (https://www.republicreport.org/author/matthew/). Additionally, the Department of Energy has previously categorized FOIAs from the Energy and Policy Institute under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1004.9(b)(3) as a "news media" requester and have determined that I satisfy the criteria considered for a waiver of fees.

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.

Sincerely,

Matt Kasper

  • email20from20travis.scott.fisher40gmail.com20April20162C202017.pdf

From: Department of Energy

Hello Mr. Kasper,

Please find attached letter acknowledging receipt of your FOIA request to the Department of Energy. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.
Best regards,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404

From: Department of Energy

Dear Mr. Kasper,

Thank you for your inquiry. DOE is continuing to process your request, and will update you with any new developments. If you have any further questions or concerns, please let me know.

Best,
Roman

Roman Vayner, Esq., CIPP/US
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc.
Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(414) 628-9099

Department of Energy
FOIA Office
Mail Stop MA-90
1000 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20585-1615

March 14, 2018

This is a follow up to request number HQ-2018-00648-F:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 8, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQ-2018-00648-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Feb. 12, 2018:
Hello Mr. Kasper,

Please find attached letter acknowledging receipt of your FOIA request to the Department of Energy. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.
Best regards,

Auborn Finney
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-1404
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On Feb. 8, 2018:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records of communication to/from Senior Advisor Travis Fisher and the following individuals:
1. Lisa Linowes (llinowes@windaction.org<mailto:llinowes@windaction.org>)
2. John Droz (aaprjohn@northnet.org<mailto:aaprjohn@northnet.org>)
3. Kevon Martis (kevon@kevonmartis.com<mailto:kevon@kevonmartis.com>)
4. Tom Stacy (tfstacy@gmail.com<mailto:tfstacy@gmail.com>)
5. Marita Noon (marita@responsibleenergy.org<mailto:marita@responsibleenergy.org>)
6. Robert Bradley (rbradley@iertx.org<mailto:rbradley@iertx.org>)
7. Robert Bryce (robert@robertbryce.com<mailto:robert@robertbryce.com>)
8. Myron Ebell (mebell@cei.org<mailto:mebell@cei.org>)
9. Joe Nichols (joe@buckeyeinstitute.org<mailto:joe@buckeyeinstitute.org>)
10. Senator Bill Seitz (william.seitz@dinsmore.com<mailto:william.seitz@dinsmore.com>, rep30@ohiohouse.gov<mailto:rep30@ohiohouse.gov>)

The timeframe of this search is limited to January 20, 2017 through the processing date of the request.

The search for records should include emails along with attachments (both sent and received). Please note that this request includes all emails sent and received on official government email accounts, as well as any other email accounts that have been used for official business including Gmail accounts. I have attached a document that shows Senior Advisor Travis Fisher using his Gmail email account to conduct official government business. The search should also include any software used by government employees to send email (e.g. Entrust, Virtru).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It is in the public's interest to know DOE's role in working with state policy analysts to implement "wholesale market reform" as stated by Travis Fisher in his email on April 16, 2017 from his personal Gmail account, and any additional policies that DOE is working to implement.

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. However, I am requesting a fee waiver. The organization I work for, the Energy and Policy Institute, is a clearinghouse of information and can qualify as a representative of the news media. There are several examples of public record requests that have been provided to my organization and that were then published on our website to inform journalists publishing articles. Also, I have accounts with news outlets including Huffington Post and Republic Report. Past publications on these outlets as proof are available here (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/matt-kasper) and (https://www.republicreport.org/author/matthew/). Additionally, the Department of Energy has previously categorized FOIAs from the Energy and Policy Institute under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1004.9(b)(3) as a "news media" requester and have determined that I satisfy the criteria considered for a waiver of fees.

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.

Sincerely,

Matt Kasper

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/us-department-of-energy-15/foia-request-for-communication-with-state-policy-analysts-and-state-legislators-48478/?uuid-login=34511a9a-8481-4bb4-86c1-863e4b64864c&email=Auborn.Finney%40hq.doe.gov#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 48478
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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