Entity: Department of the Interior

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.

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.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Scheduler Communications with Outside Entities

June 14, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking all schedulers and advance team personnel for Secretary Ryan Zinke, or other personnel with such scheduling and advance responsibilities, and any external entities or individuals and any Montana state. This FOIA is seeking records to shed light on the priorities of high-ranking government officials within the agency.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOI – Zinke’s Offshore Drilling Plan

May 24, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of the Interior (DOI) to shed light on its decision to exempt Florida from its offshore drilling plan. American Oversight’s suit seeks emails and other records related to offshore drilling in 14 coastal states including Florida.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications to Determine Cohen’s Influence

May 11, 2018
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking to shed light on whether or not Michael Cohen or any of his associates have influenced federal activities, including whether they have received special treatment for their high-paying clients. American Oversight is seeking communications between any appointee and the following: Michael Cohen, Essential Consultants, Corey Lewandowski, Jason Osborne, Mike Rubino, Barry Bennett, Turnberry Solutions LLC, and Avenue Strategies.

CBP, FWS, and BLM Records on Environmental Impact of Border Maintenance

April 23, 2018
Records from Customs and Border Protection, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management including communications and analyses related to the environmental impact of infrastructure maintenance and construction on border land.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

FOIA to DOI Regarding the National Environmental Policy Act

March 27, 2018
FOIA to DOI regarding reform or repeal of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or implementation of a “One Agency, One Decision” approach to environmental review.