Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to Interior Seeking Updated Calendars for Senior Staff Officials

October 17, 2018
FOIA to Interior seeking updated calendars for Ryan Zinke, Gary Lawkowski, Scott Hommel, Lori Mashburn, and David Bernhardt.

FOIA to Interior/BLM Seeking Calendars for Brian Steed and Kathleen Benedetto

October 17, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking calendars for senior officials Brian Steed and Kathleen Benedetto.

Western Values Project and American Oversight Sue Interior for Records Related to Zinke’s Alleged Corruption

October 10, 2018
Western Values Project (WVP), a Montana-based conservation group, represented by watchdog American Oversight, today filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior (DOI) to investigate whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has used his position for personal or political gain. WVP is seeking the release of a broad range of documents related to Zinke’s conduct during his tenure as secretary, including records of Zinke’s travel to various political conferences, his communications with individuals tied to Halliburton, and any emails sent by or to Zinke on personal email accounts or private servers.  

Complaint: American Oversight and Western Values Project v. Interior – Secretary Zinke’s Leadership

October 10, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit on behalf of Western Values Project against the Department of the Interior (DOI) to investigate Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leadership. WVP is asking for records related to Zinke’s conduct during his tenure as secretary, including records of Zinke’s travel to various political conferences, his communications with individuals tied to Halliburton, and any emails sent by or to Zinke on personal email accounts or private servers.

FOIA to DOI Regarding the Endangered Species Act

October 4, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking records to shed light on Interior’s influence on the future of the Endangered Species Act, including communications containing the terms “ESA” and “Endangered” and with outside entities.

No Records Response From NPS Regarding Communications About Bison Policy

September 11, 2018
Department of Interior's National Parks Service stated that it had no records of communications with specified Montana groups regarding bison policies and the reassignment of an NPS superintendent.

FOIA Seeking Communications Regarding the Dwight and Hammond Pardons

September 10, 2018
FOIA to NPS seeking communications to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the Steve and Dwight Hammond pardons.

FOIA to DOI Regarding Uranium Mining and Outside Influence

September 7, 2018
FOIA to the Department of Interior seeking communications to shed light on the influence of uranium mining companies and their lobbyists on the administration’s critical mineral designations and other policies, including the decision to shrink the size of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Department of Interior Political Appointee Resumes

August 30, 2018
Department of Interior resumes and position titles of all political appointees. This set of resumes includes appointees hired between April 2017 and March 2018 and appointees hired earlier who continued their service or changed jobs during that time period.

FOIA to DOI Regarding the Reassignment of a Yellowstone National Park Superintendent

August 30, 2018
FOIA seeking communications between the Office of the Secretary and the Montana Group and the United Property Owners of Montana to determine if a Yellowstone National Park Superintendent was reassigned because of his disagreements with Zinke's political allies.