Entity: Department of the Interior

Watchdog Group Files Lawsuit on Trump Border Wall

June 16, 2017
Non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight today filed suit against the Trump administration to force the release of communications, documents, and plans related to the president’s proposed border wall.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, DOI, OMB – Audit the Wall

June 16, 2017
Complaint filed by American Oversight seeking records from DHS, DOI, and OMB related to the construction of President Trump's proposed border wall along the U.S. Mexico border.

DOI Response to FOIA Request Seeking Resumes

June 7, 2017
The Department of Interior responded to FOIA request DOI 17-0002 filed by American Oversight seeking information on political appointees.

Statement on the Release of Lobbyist Ethics Waivers

June 7, 2017
The Office of Government Ethics today released ethics waivers from Trump administration appointees, documenting numerous potential conflicts of interest based on previous employment.

DOI Final Response to FOIA Request for Ethics Waivers Provided to Political Appointees

May 30, 2017
The Interior Department's response to American Oversight's FOIA request (MULTI-17-0156-0179) for ethics waivers provided to political appointees; records regarding the Office of Government Ethics request for information.

Watchdog Sues to Force Release of Ethics Waivers from Eight Trump Administration Agencies

May 17, 2017
Amid news reports that the Trump administration is attempting to block the release of ethics waivers given to former lobbyists working in the government, non-partisan watchdog American Oversight today sued to obtain copies of any ethics waivers issued by eight federal agencies.

DOI Reply Regarding Secretary Zinke’s Calendars

May 17, 2017
Reply from DOI providing a link to a publicly available version of Secretary Zinke's calendars. The calendars available at this link were not fully responsive to American Oversight's FOIA request.

US Geological Survey No Responsive Records

May 4, 2017
Obtained through FOIA by American Oversight on May 4, 2017. No responsive records to our FOIA request (DOI-USGS-17-0107) for guidance provided to agency employees regarding communications with Congress or the media.

FOIA Request to Interior Department Impact of Border Wall on Endangered Species

April 27, 2017
Assessment or analysis of the impact, including the impact on endangered species, of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.