Entity: Department of the Interior

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Lolita Zinke’s Travel, Role at Department of the Interior

October 5, 2017
American Oversight today sued the Department of the Interior to force the release of records related to Lolita Zinke, wife of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and her role at the department, use of taxpayer-funded travel, and participation in official meetings or other events.

Complaint: Western Values Project v. DOI – Lola Zinke Role at Interior

October 5, 2017
Complaint filed on behalf of Western Values Project regarding Ryan Zinke's wife's involvement at Department of the Interior, as part of a larger investigation into Ryan Zinke's unethical actions while serving as secretary of the department.

“Serious, Likely Irreparable” Damage from Border Wall

September 29, 2017
Government records obtained by American Oversight show that officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have concerns about the potential environmental impact of President Trump's proposed all along the U.S.-Mexico border.

No Records Response From DOI Regarding Trump Hotel

September 28, 2017
No records response to our FOIA seeking guidance from the agency to its staff regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, emails regarding staying at/the use of Trump Organization properties, and records sufficient to demonstrate costs.

Did our government spend big bucks to install Big Buck Hunter? We’re going to find out.

September 21, 2017
On September 19, 2017, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke posted several tweets that he installed the arcade video game “Big Buck Hunter” in the Department of Interior’s cafeteria. Zinke has posted several tweets since describing the game and included images of himself playing the game during work hours.