Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Assessments on Coronavirus Risk Posed by Use of Tear Gas and Mass Arrests

June 11, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking assessments or reports on the risk of coronavirus posed by the use of tear gas or other chemical irritants, crowd control techniques, and mass arrests and detention.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Order to Use Force on Protesters in Lafayette Park in Advance of Presidential Photo-Op

June 2, 2020
FOIA to National Park Service, Secret Service, National Guard, and Department of Defense seeking records reflecting the order or directive to use force on protesters gathered in Lafayette Park in advance of the president’s photo-op in front of St. John’s Church.

NPS Records Regarding Private Tours Arranged for Political Appointees

May 28, 2020
National Park Service records in response to our request seeking information about non-public tours of national park sites arranged for senior political appointees.

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to BLM Seeking Communications With or About Dan and Farris Wilks

May 20, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management seeking email communications with or about the Wilks brothers, Dan and Farris.

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.

DOI Records Regarding a $300 Million Whitefish Contract

May 15, 2020
Records from the Department of the Interior in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding a $300 million contract with Whitefish, and possible connections to Ryan Zinke.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Guidance Regarding Officials Participating in Campaign Events

May 14, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of the Interior seeking guidance regarding participation by top-level agency officials in Trump campaign events.

DOI Records Regarding Mikah Meyer

May 4, 2020
Records from the Department of the Interior in response to American Oversight's request for records of communications containing key terms concerning the travel journalist Mikah Meyer.

No Records Response from NPS Regarding Communications Concerning the LGBTQ Community

May 4, 2020
The National Park Service stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications containing key terms regarding the LGBTQ community.