Entity: Department of the Interior

Interior Emails Regarding Office Renovations and Decorations

September 29, 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.

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.

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.

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.