Red Team-Blue Team records (Department of Energy)

Skyler Kopko filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
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HQ-2017-01863-F

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From: Skyler Kopko

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any agency records, including emails and other communication, pertaining to the following keywords: "red team-blue team," "Heartland Institute," "red team," "blue team," "Myron Ebell," and "endangerment finding." Please search between March 01, 2017 and the day this FOIA is filed.

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.

Sincerely,

Skyler Kopko

From: Gorsage, Joanna (CONTR)

Dear Ms. Kopko,

Attached please find a letter acknowledging receipt of your FOIA Request HQ-2017-01863-F. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.

Thank you!

JoAnna Gorsage, Esq., CIPP/US
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-586-2708

From: Gorsage, Joanna (CONTR)

Dear Ms. Kopko,

Attached please find an interim response to your FOIA Request HQ-2017-01863-F. Please feel free to call or email with any questions.

Thank you,

JoAnna Gorsage, Esq., CIPP/US
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-586-2708

From: Skyler Kopko

Ms. Gorsage,

Thank you for your response. I look forward to seeing what you all find.

Skyler Kopko

From: Department of Energy

Dear Ms. Kopko,

I would like to discuss your request with you when you have a chance. Will you let me know a good time to call you and a number I can reach you at?

Thank you!

JoAnna

From: Skyler Kopko

Hi JoAnna,

You can reach me at 571-762-3175

Thank you,

Skyler Kopko

From: Department of Energy

Dear Ms. Kopko,

I'm following up on a FOIA request that a former colleague, Joanna Gorsage, was working on. I just wanted to discuss your FOIA request HQ-2017-01863-F.

Please let me know a good time to call you and a number I can reach you at. I've attached your previous correspondence with Joanna for reference.

Thank you,

Anjelica Ruda

  • 2017.01863_Email to requester asking for contact number to discuss request

From: Skyler Kopko

Hello Anjelica,

You can reach me at 571-762-3175, anytime during regular business hours is fine. I look forward to hearing from you.

Skyler Kopko

From: Department of Energy

Good Morning Ms. Kopko,

Thank you for speaking with me today about your DOE FOIA request HQ-2017-01863-F.

This is a final response to the request for information that you sent to the Department of Energy (DOE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552.

Per our phone agreement, I have attached the previously released documents concerning correspondence about "red-team, blue team" which you agreed to accept in lieu of your original request. In accepting the previously released documents, you understand that you waive your right to appeal the redactions in the document. However, you are free to file another FOIA request based on your review of the information provided.

The documents being released to you today as previously released were responsive to requests for copies of all electronic records of communication mentioning "red team" and "climate" OR "blue team" and "climate" OR "climate" and "debate" from a search of the following DOE officials email accounts:

Rick Perry
G. Michael Brown
Travis Fisher
Suzanne Jaworowski
Doug Matheney
Dan Simmons
Brian McCormack
Kyle Yunaska
Wells Griffith
Stan Gerdes
Tristan Abbey

The documents are current as of August 14, 2017 when the search was conducted.

In supplying these documents, the DOE considers your request now closed.

If you have any questions, you may contact me at 202-586-1355.

Thank you,

Anjelica Ruda

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