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.

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Due March 9, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


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 (
2. John Droz (
3. Kevon Martis (
4. Tom Stacy (
5. Marita Noon (
6. Robert Bradley (
7. Robert Bryce (
8. Myron Ebell (
9. Joe Nichols (
10. Senator Bill Seitz (,

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 ( and ( 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.


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