Entity: Department of the Interior

News Roundup: DeVos, Mnuchin, Barr Testify in Congress

April 12, 2019
This week was packed with high-profile hearings on Capitol Hill, with some contentious results.

FOIA to Interior seeking David Bernhardt’s Communications with the Independent Petroleum Association

April 9, 2019
FOIA to Interior seeking David Bernhardt's communications with the Independent Petroleum Association after an official boasted about his "direct access" to now-Secretary Bernhardt.

News Roundup: Turning to the Courts

April 5, 2019
The Trump administration has proved uniquely uncooperative with Congress’ requests. This week, House committees exercised their subpoena power.

DOI Records Regarding Animal Heads Installed in Secretary Zinke’s Office

April 4, 2019
Department of the Interior records regarding loaned animal heads installed in former Secretary Ryan Zinke's office.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding the Impact of the Partial Government Shutdown on Agency Operations and Research

April 4, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records related to the impact of the partial government shutdown on agency operations, scientific research, and public safety programs.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Officials’ Calendars

April 1, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against several agencies seeking calendars following previous request for senior officials' calendars. Some of the requests are seeking calendars from mid-2018 and others' date back to the beginning of the administration.

NPS Records Regarding Old Post Office Tower Operations

March 20, 2019
Records from the National Park Service regarding Old Post Office Tower operations, including the decision to spend nearly $600,000 to continue operations at the Old Post Office Tower attached to the Trump International Hotel in the event of a continuous government shutdown.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records Related to Acting Secretary Bernhardt’s Lobbying Ties

March 12, 2019
American Oversight is suing for records of Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's contact with former oil and gas industry clients as well as his compliance with ethics requirements.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Interior – Bernhardt Ethics Conflicts

March 12, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against Interior seeking records of Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's communications with his former oil and gas industry clients as well as records of his compliance with ethics requirements.

No Records Response from DOI Regarding Communications with Jeffrey Clark and Jeffrey Wood.

March 12, 2019
Department of Interior stated that it had no record of communications with Jeffrey Clark and Jeffrey Wood while they worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Balch & Bingham LLP, respectively. American Oversight asked for these records because Jeffrey Bossert Clark formerly worked as a British petroleum attorney and was a critic of climate change policy. He now serves as Assistant Attorney General of the Department of JusticeÕs Environment and Natural Resources Division. Jeffrey Wood was a former coal lobbyist who now serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.