Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to DOI Seeking Communications Related to the Reassignment of a Yellowstone National Park Superintendent

August 30, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking communications between all political appointees in the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the Office of the Director of the National Park Service containing search terms related to the reassignment of Yellowstone National Park Superintendent.

FOIA to DOI, BLM, and FWS Seeking Communications with the Energy Industry

August 29, 2018
FOIA to DOI, BLM, and FWS seeking communications between or among any political appointee in the Office of the Secretary and a series of Energy industry organizations.

FOIA to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Regarding Scott Angelle and Preston Beard

August 29, 2018
FOIA to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regarding Scott Angelle and Preston Beard seeking communications to determine if they've been in contact with former employers, donors, and other contacts in the energy industry.

FOIA to DOI Regarding Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond Pardons

August 27, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking communications with individuals and organizations to shed light on Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond President Trump issued with the support of Interior Secretary Zinke.

Zinke and Bison and Bears (Oh My)

August 24, 2018
According to emails obtained by American Oversight, Zinke and his senior aides arranged for various taxidermied animals, including a bison, elk, grizzly, and moose, to be installed in their offices at taxpayer expense.

FOIA to DOI Regarding Animal Heads for Zinke’s Office Loaned By His Friends

August 24, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking records regarding animal heads loaned by Zinke's friends for his office. This FOIA asking for records related to the source, value, and cost of transporting, mounting and displaying the animal heads.

DOI Calendars for Deputy Chiefs of Staff Downey Magallanes and Michael Argo and CoS Scott Hommel

August 10, 2018
This is a response to our request for the calendars of certain political appointees within the Department of the Interior includes the calendars of Deputy Chief of Staff Downey Magallanes from September 2017 through March 2018 and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Michael Argo from November 2017 through May 2018. In August 2018, we received calendars for Chief of Staff Scott Hommel from Jan 30, 2017 - July 2, 2018, and Deputy Secretary and OFAS conference rooms from January 23 - June 5, 2018.

Interior Communications with Coastal States Regarding Offshore Drilling and Outside Influences

August 6, 2018
Department of Interior's response to our FOIA request seeking records regarding offshore drilling and the influences on the administration’s decisions regarding where offshore drilling would be allowed. These records include correspondence between Senator Rubio's office (R-FL) and Secretary Zinke's staff, as well as information on Secretary Zinke's participation in the American Petroleum Institute meeting in March 2017.

Interior Emails Regarding Office Renovations and Decorations

July 31, 2018
Department of Interior emails discussing office renovations and decorations for Secretary Zinke and other senior DOI officials. Emails include discussion of hanging or installing various taxidermied animals (bison, elk, grizzly, moose). Records cover March through October 2017.

Who is Ryan Zinke Meeting With? 

July 27, 2018
We’ve been investigating Secretary Zinke’s leadership at Interior for a year and believe the public has the right to know what he’s up to and who he’s meeting with.