Entity: Department of the Interior

News Roundup: Investigating State-Level Threats to Democracy

May 17, 2019
With so much attention trained on tackling federal misconduct in the Trump administration, corruption at the state and local levels has flourished and often gone unchecked.

News Roundup: Casinos and Questions

May 10, 2019
Climate change, the Mueller report, and three new lawsuits.
Donald Trump and Matt Schlapp in 2018 (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

FOIA to DOI Seeking Communications Regarding Federal Climate Change Reports

May 9, 2019
FOIA to DOI seeking communications relating to U.S. Global Change Research Program reports confirming the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change.

News Roundup: Above the Law

May 3, 2019
From his mixing of business with public service to his resistance to congressional investigations, Trump and his administration have been operating as if they are above the law.

BSEE Cell Phone Logs for Scott Angelle from December 2017 to March 2019


April 30, 2019
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) cell phone logs from Director Scott Angelle. These records only include Angelle's cell phone calls, as BSEE has stated that they do “not maintain or have access to call logs or billing records for office phones.” In 2017, Angelle gave out his cell phone number to a group of oil executives, encouraging them to call him to avoid public records laws. The logs— dating from Dec 1, 2017 to March 30, 2019 — show calls between Angelle, the American Petroleum institute, Chevron, and others. 

FOIA to DOI Office of the Solicitor Seeking Records Relating to Twin Metals’s Mining Leases

April 30, 2019
FOIA to DOI Office of the Solicitor seeking records relating to mining leases held by subsidiary of company owned by Ivanka and Jared Kushner's Washington, D.C. landlord.

News Roundup: Trump Administration’s Defiance of Congressional Subpoenas

April 26, 2019
Trump and his administration are refusing to even negotiate in good faith with congressional investigators.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Records Relating to Canceled Coal Mining and Public Health Study

April 23, 2019
FOIA to DOI seeking records of congressional communications relating to a canceled study of the public health effects of coal mining.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Records Relating to Twin Metals’s Mining Leases

April 23, 2019
FOIA to DOI seeking records relating to mining leases held by subsidiary of company owned by Ivanka and Jared Kushner's Washington, DC landlord.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Records Relating to Cancelled Coal Mining and Public Health Study

April 23, 2019
FOIA to DOI seeking records of congressional communications relating to a cancelled study of the public health effects of coal mining.