Department of Interior’s response to FOIA request seeking records regarding offshore drilling and the influences on the administration’s decisions regarding whether and where offshore drilling would be allowed. These records include correspondence between Senator Rubio’s office (R-FL) and Secretary Zinke’s staff, as well as information on Secretary Zinke’s participation in the American Petroleum Institute meeting in March 2017.
These documents are featured in the article “Playing politics with science spawns new threat to endangered whales,” by Jacob Holzman, published in Roll Call on Mar. 5, 2020.
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