Threats sent to EPA

Graham Kates filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.


From: Graham Kates

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records related to threats of violence made to the EPA's Administrator, Scott Pruitt, or other EPA employees, between Feb. 17, 2017 and June 10, 2017, as well as a total count of threats received to EPA employees during each year between 2012 and 2016.

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.


Graham Kates
CBS News


Mr. Kates,

I am writing to confirm receipt of your July 10, 2017 email inquiry regarding the status of your FOIA request (EPA-HQ-2017-008352).

The OIG FOIA Officer is currently out of the office until the end of the month, and I am responding to your message in his absence. At this time, I can confirm your FOIA request is in our queue, and I will request that the OIG FOIA Officer respond to your inquiry for an updated status upon his return to the office.

Thank you, Susan Barvenik

Susan Barvenik

Office of Counsel

EPA Office of Inspector General

Washington, DC 20460

From: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General


This request was responded to and closed out on May 7, 2018 under request EPA-HQ-2017-008352. Please let me know if any other information is needed.

Thank you.

Scott Levine
Associate Counsel / OIG FOIA Coordinator
Office of Inspector General, Office of Counsel
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency<> * (202) 566-1512 * Fax (202) 566-0870