Entity: Department of the Interior

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.

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 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.

No Records Response From U.S. Geological Survey Regarding Media Guidance

May 4, 2017
No records response regarding our request for guidance provided to agency employees regarding communications with Congress or the media.

FOIA to DOI Regarding the Impact of the Proposed Border Wall on Endangered Species

April 27, 2017
FOIA to DOI seeking assessment or analysis of the impact, including the impact on endangered species, of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

No Records Response from the National Parks Service Regarding the Border Wall’s Environmental Impact

April 26, 2017
No records response regarding environmental analyses of the impact of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

FOIA Request to the Bureau of Land Management Seeking Policies or Guidance Regarding Communications with Congress

April 24, 2017
FOIA to the Bureau of Land Management seeking policies or guidance regarding the provision of information to the media or Congress.