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.
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 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 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 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.
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.