Entity: Department of the Interior

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

FOIA to DOI Regarding Offshore Drilling in Light of Upcoming Elections

March 9, 2018
FOIA seeking communications regarding offshore drilling or the “2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program" between DOI and various senators and governors up for reelection.

FOIA to DOI BOEM Regarding Zinke’s Offshore Plans and States Seeking Exemption

March 9, 2018
FOIA to DOI-BOEM regarding Zinke's offshore drilling plans seeking communications with states that are also seeking to be exempt like Florida. These states also have upcoming gubernatorial elections.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Official Calendars

March 8, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking calendars for senior political appointees at Commerce, Education, EPA, DOE, DHS, Interior, Labor, DOT, HHS, HUD, SBA, State, Treasury, and USDA.

Records From DOI Communications With the Tohono O’odham Nation

February 2, 2018
Documents from DOI in response to our FOIA request for: communications with the Tohono O'odham Nation or the Nation's representatives; internal documents regarding the Tohono O'odham Nation; and all reports or analyses regarding sovereign tribal land and the construction of a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border

FOIA to Multiple Entities Seeking Oaths of Office

January 19, 2018
FOIA to multiple entities seeking oaths of office.

FOIA to DOI Regarding Offshore Drilling

January 18, 2018
FOIA to DOI regarding offshore drilling and the influences on the administration’s decisions regarding whether and where offshore drilling would be allowed. American Oversight is seeking communications between upper-level individuals.

FOIA to DOI-BOEM Regarding Offshore Drilling

January 18, 2018
FOIA to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management at the Department of the Interior regarding offshore drilling and the influences on the administration’s decisions regarding whether and where offshore drilling would be allowed. American Oversight is seeking related communications.