It’s just a question, hypothesized around the fact that Senate candidate Bob Schaffer’s previous employer was Aspect Energy of Denver, and if you were an executive for a company with the word “energy” in its name in Denver you probably had some dealings with the now-scandalized Minerals Management Service of the federal Department of the Interior.
It’s a question that the helpful liberals at Progress Now posed in a FOIA request they happened to copy the press on (follows). We seriously doubt they’ll uncover any evidence that Cap’n Bootyplunder picked it up from his dad after all, but if Aspect Energy or any of its many surrogates had any involvement in the salacious press nightmare plastered across the headlines of every newspaper in the country today, well, that’d be interesting.
From: Michael Huttner, ProgressNowAction [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 12:21 PM
Subject: FOIA request for MMS, please confirm receipt
Ginny Morgan, FOIA Officer
381 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170-4817
Dear Ms. Morgan:
ProgressNowAction makes this request for records from 1996 to the present, regardless of format, medium, or physical characteristics, and including electronic records and information, pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552 et seq, with:
as well as any of the following organizations, their official officers, or designated agents:
Aspect Energy, LLC;
Aspect Resources, LLC;
CHx Capital, LLC;
Quantum Resource Fund;
Superior Renewable Energy;
Aspect Abundant Shale LP;
Aspect Energy International, LLC;
I am willing to pay reasonable costs involved with this request, which falls in the ‘Other’ fee category. If the cost of fulfilling this request is above $100.00, I would like to be provided with an itemized estimate of the expected costs. If this information is available by email or on a CD, I request that the above information be made available to me in that format. Otherwise, I would like hard copies by mail or fax at the address below. If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.
If you have any questions about this request or forsee any problems in releasing fully the requested records please call Michael Huttner at (303)931-4547. Please send the requested documents to my email firstname.lastname@example.org or a the address below.
Thank you for your assistance.