Entity: Department of the Interior

Complaint: Western Values Project v. DOI — David Bernhardt’s Communications

August 21, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight on behalf of Western Values Project against the Department of the Interior for communications between Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and his former clients during his career as a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry.

News Roundup: Investigating the Administration’s Response to Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating the administration’s response to domestic terrorism and acts of violence.

FOIA to the Interior Seeking Communications with Lobbyist Matthew Schlapp Regarding Health and Trade Issues

July 24, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of the Interior seeking communications with Matt Schlapp or with his lobbying firm Cove Strategies—which has registered new clients since President Trump took office and has contacted agencies regarding trade and casino issues.

FOIA to the Interior Seeking Communications with Lobbyist Matthew Schlapp Regarding Trade and Health Issues

July 24, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of the Interior seeking communications with Matt Schlapp or with his lobbying firm Cove Strategies—which has registered new clients since President Trump took office and has contacted agencies regarding trade and casino issues.

News Roundup: Investigating the Fallout from Spring’s DHS Shakeup

July 19, 2019
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress this week, with lawmakers confronting him about the poor conditions at migrant detention centers.

FOIA to Interior Seeking Communications with White House Officials Regarding Congressional Oversight

July 19, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Interior for communications with White House officials regarding congressional oversight of the executive branch.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Any Contracts with Failed Nominees

July 17, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies to identify whether individuals nominated but not confirmed to high-level agency positions have contracts to perform the same or similar work for which they were unsuccessfully nominated.

No Records Response from NPS Regarding Communications About President Trump’s Salute to America Event

July 16, 2019
The National Parks Service stated that it had no records of senior officials communicating with various Republican and Trump campaign organizations in the months surrounding President Trump's July 4 "Salute to America" event.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Communications with Lobbyist Matthew Schlapp Regarding Trade and Health Issues

July 16, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Interior seeking communications with Matt Schlapp or with his lobbying firm Cove Strategies—which has registered new clients since President Trump took office and has contacted agencies regarding trade and casino issues.

FOIA to the DOI Seeking Communications Regarding Border Wall Contract to Barnard Construction

July 16, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Interior regarding the award of a border wall construction contract to Barnard Construction, Inc., a company owned by a major campaign donor to Ryan Zinke.