Case Number: 19-1857

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Trump Family Influence over Minnesota Mining Project

June 25, 2019
American Oversight today sued for records related to the decision to renew the leases for a Chilean mining company headed by the family of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's landlord.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOI and USDA – Twin Metals

June 25, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Forest Service seeking records related to the Twin Metals mining lease granted to Antofagasta in the Boundary Waters wilderness.

USDA Emails with Congressmember Tom Emmer Regarding Twin Metals in 2018 and 2019


June 24, 2019
U.S Department of Agriculture emails with Congressman Tom Emmer regarding Twin Metals. These documents detail three calls between Minnesota Congressional members and USDA regarding Twin Metals, which occurred in March 2018 as well as February and March 2019.


FOIA to USDA Seeking Records Relating to Twin Metals’s Mining Leases

April 23, 2019
FOIA to USDA seeking records relating to mining leases held by subsidiary of company owned by Ivanka and Jared Kushner's Washington, DC landlord.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Records Relating to Twin Metals’s Mining Leases

April 23, 2019
FOIA to DOI seeking records relating to mining leases held by subsidiary of company owned by Ivanka and Jared Kushner's Washington, DC landlord.

FOIA to USDA Regarding the Decision to Lift a Mining Ban Near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

March 5, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting all communications regarding the decision to renew leases for mining near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters.

FOIA to DOI Regarding the Decision to Lift a Mining Ban Near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

March 5, 2019
FOIA to Department of Interior requesting all communications regarding the decision to renew leases for mining near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters.