Rick Perry's Blocked Followers

Alexander Rony filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # HQ-2017-01654-F
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From: Alexander Rony

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the list of Twitter accounts that Secretary Rick Perry's official account (@SecretaryPerry) has blocked. This can be gathered by going to "Settings and privacy" (https://twitter.com/settings/account) then "Blocked accounts" on the left-side menu.

I respectfully request that you waive all fees in connection with this request as provided by 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(a)(4)(A)(iii). It is in the public interest to know who and how many people the Energy secretary has chosen to block on a public communications platform that is used to promote official Energy Department activities. The Sierra Club is a national environmental nonprofit with no commercial interest in obtaining the requested information. Instead, our organization intends to analyze and disseminate the requested information free of charge so that the public can be better informed and meaningfully participate in government accountability and transparency.

In the event that there are fees, please 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,

Alexander Rony
Sierra Club

From: Lukis, Charles (CONTR)

Mr. Rony,

We are currently processing a request that also includes a list of twitter accounts blocked by the @SecretaryPerry account. If you would be willing to modify your request so that the information we provide would be current as of 7/28/17, then I will be able to fulfill this request quickly, rather than starting the entire process from the beginning. Please let me know if this is agreeable to you.

Thank you,

Charles Lukis
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6831

From: Lukis, Charles (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. Rony,

Please find attached DOE's acknowledgement of the above referenced FOIA request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Charles Lukis
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6831

From: Lukis, Charles (CONTR)

Mr. Rony,

Per our telephone conversation, please confirm that you agree to amend your request to read:

"A list of Twitter accounts that Secretary Rick Perry's official account
(@Secretary Perry) has blocked, current as of July 28, 2017."

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Charles Lukis
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6831

From: Alexander Rony

Dear Mr. Lukis,

Yes, that is correct, regarding FOIA Request #HQ-2017-01654-F. My only note is that Secretary Perry's Twitter handle is @SecretaryPerry (no space).

Regards,
Alexander Rony

From: Lukis, Charles (CONTR)

Good Morning,

We anticipate responding to your request within a week

Thank you,

Charles Lukis
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6831

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