Source Lists

Here are some source lists environmental reporters have found helpful.



Federal Agencies


Newsroom. HQ & Regional Press Contact List.

Interior Department

Headquarters: Newsroom.

Bureau of Indian Affairs: Releases.

Bureau of Land Management: National Releases. State Newsrooms.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management: Newsroom. Media Contacts.

Bureau of Reclamation: Newsroom. Media Contacts.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement: Newsroom. Media Contacts.

National Park Service: Newsroom. Contacts. Or see individual parks. NPS FOIA Officer: Charis Wilson, MLS, CRM, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, PO Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225-0287, 303-969-2959. Regional FOIA Contacts.

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement: Newsroom. Contacts.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Newsroom. Contacts.

U.S. Geological Survey: Newsroom. Contacts.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Newsroom and Media Contacts

National Marine Fisheries Service: Newsroom and contacts.

Sea Grant: News. Regional contacts.

National Weather Service: News. Contacts.

National Hurricane Center: News. Contacts. Public Affairs Officer.

National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly National Climatic Data Center): John Leslie, NOAA Office of Communication. Contacts.

 Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Releases. Contacts.

Agriculture Department

USDA: Newsroom. Info for media. Contacts for all USDA bureaus (drill down).

US Forest Service: HQ Newsroom. Contacts.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): Newsroom. Contacts.

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Newsroom and Contacts.

Food and Nutrition Service: Newsroom. Contacts.

Food Safety and Inspection Service: Newsroom. Contacts.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Newsroom. Press Contacts.

U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)

Newsroom. Releases. Media resources. FOIA reference guide. Chem Incident News Aggregator.

U.S. Coast Guard


National Response Center.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Newsroom. Contacts.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

National Newsroom. HQ Contacts.

Energy Department

Newsroom. Contacts.

Energy Information Administration: Press Room.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Releases. Contacts.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

News Releases and Contacts.

Food & Drug Administration

Newsroom. Media Contacts.

Justice Department (Environment & Natural Resources Division)

General Info. ENRD Releases. Top ENRD Contacts. DOJ Press Releases.

Labor Department

Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA): Releases. Contacts.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): Newsroom. Contacts (including FOIA).

National Academies (National Academy of Sciences)

Newsroom. Press Office Phone List.

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

Fire Information. Daily Stats. Situation Report. Releases.

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

General: Newsroom.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS): Newsroom. Releases. Contacts (scroll down).

National Cancer Institute: Newsroom. Contact.

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases: Newsroom. Contacts.

National Library of Medicine.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


National Science Foundation

Newsroom. Contacts.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Media Resources. Phone Directory. Office of Public Affairs, (301) 415-8200. Eliot Brenner, Director of Public Affairs.