Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to DOD Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

February 14, 2019
FOIA to DOD seeking political appointee communications with lobbying firm Ballard Partners. Florida-based Ballard Partners has grown rapidly due to its connections with the Trump administration, and this request seeks to uncover Ballard's influence on the administration.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

February 14, 2019
FOIA Request to multiple agencies lobbied by lobbying firm Ballard Partners seeking communications with Trump administration political appointees. Florida-based Ballard Partners has grown rapidly due to its connections with the Trump administration, and this request seeks to uncover Ballard's influence on the administration.

FOIA to DOI BSEE Seeking Records Reflecting Political Appointee Use of Trump Campaign Slogans

February 13, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Interior Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) seeking communications of BSEE Director Scott Angelle that include MAGA or other Trump campaign slogans. This FOIA was submitted following Office of Special Counsel guidance indicating that federal employees should not use the term “resistance” or express support for or opposition to impeachment.

FOIA to DOI Office of Solicitor Seeking Records Reflecting Political Appointee Use of Trump Campaign Slogans

February 13, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor seeking communications of Principal Deputy Solicitor, Daniel Jorjani, that include MAGA or other Trump campaign slogans. This FOIA was submitted following Office of Special Counsel guidance indicating that federal employees should not use the term “resistance” or express support for or opposition to impeachment.

FOIA to DOI OSMRE Seeking Records Reflecting Political Appointee Use of Trump Campaign Slogans

February 13, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) seeking communications of Landon “Tucker” Davis that include MAGA or other Trump campaign slogans. This FOIA was submitted following Office of Special Counsel guidance indicating that federal employees should not use the term “resistance” or express support for or opposition to impeachment.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records of Reimbursements Prior to the Government Shutdown

February 7, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records of reimbursements given to appointees to expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel from before the 35-day government shutdown.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Lobbying Communications from Jeffrey Clark and Jeffrey Wood

February 6, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of the Interior seeking lobbying communications from Jeffrey Clark or Jeffrey Wood prior to their government positions.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Endangered Species Act Communications from Brandon Middleton

February 6, 2019
FOIA to U.S. Department of the Interior seeking communications regarding the Endangered Species Act involving Brandon Middleton.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Climate Denial Communications

February 6, 2019
FOIA to Department of Interior seeking communications between Acting Secretary Bernhardt and private interests regarding climate change denial.

Complaint: American Oversight v. GSA and NPS – Old Post Office Funding

February 5, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit filed against General Services Administration and the National Park Service to shed light on the decision to use federal funding to re-open the Old Post Office Tower during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.