Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications to Determine Cohen’s Influence

May 11, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking to shed light on whether or not Michael Cohen or any of his associates have influenced federal activities, including whether they have received special treatment for their high-paying clients. American Oversight is seeking communications between any appointee and the following: Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, Corey Lewandowski, Jason Osborne, Mike Rubino, Barry Bennett, Turnberry Solutions LLC, and Avenue Strategies.

CBP, FWS, and BLM Records on Environmental Impact of Border Maintenance

April 23, 2018
Records from Customs and Border Protection, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management including communications and analyses related to the environmental impact of infrastructure maintenance and construction on border land.

Records From BOEM DOI Regarding Zinke’s Offshore Drilling Plan and States Seeking Exemption

April 19, 2018
Records in response to our FOIA regarding Zinke's offshore drilling plans seeking communications with states that are also seeking to be exempt like Florida. These states also have upcoming gubernatorial elections.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

FOIA to DOI Regarding the National Environmental Policy Act

March 27, 2018
FOIA to DOI regarding reform or repeal of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or implementation of a “One Agency, One Decision” approach to environmental review.

FOIA to DOI Regarding The Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan

March 27, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking communications concerning the White House Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America, administration infrastructure-related policies or proposals, or any other proposal to allow permits for pipelines to cross lands administered by the National Park Service between DOI and any member of Congress or congressional staff.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

FOIA to DOI Regarding Offshore Drilling in Light of Upcoming Elections

March 9, 2018
FOIA seeking communications regarding offshore drilling or the “2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program" between DOI and various senators and governors up for reelection.