Entity: Department of the Interior

DOI Response to Request for Secretary Zinke’s Calendars

December 20, 2017
In response to our request for Secretary Zinke's calendars, the Interior Department sent us a link to a much more limited, redacted copy of Zinke's calendars on its website.

FOIA to Interior for Updated Political Appointee Resumes and Job Titles

November 28, 2017
Updated FOIA request to Interior seeking resumes and job titles for political appointees hired by President Trump after March 13th, 2017. This FOIA updates a previous request submitted by American Oversight seeking this information. 

Lola Zinke Travel Records

November 16, 2017
Briefing books and emails from the Department of the Interior related to Secretary Ryan Zinke’s wife’s travel on official government business. These records were obtained in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed by American Oversight on behalf of Western Values Project.

American Oversight Statement Regarding DOI Report on Zinke Travel

November 16, 2017
American Oversight's statement on the Washington Post report that revealed that the Department of the Interior’s Inspector General has found that poor record keeping by Secretary Zinke has hampered their ongoing investigation into multiple facets of his travel, including his mixing of political events with government business, as well as the frequent presence of his wife, Lola Zinke, on official trips.

FOIA to DOI for Calendars of Senior Officials

November 1, 2017
FOIA to DOI for calendars of senior officials, including Secretary Ryan Zinke, Deputy Secretary or Administrator to Ryan Zinke, Scott Hommel, and James (Jim) Cason.

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Lolita Zinke’s Travel, Role at Department of the Interior

October 5, 2017
American Oversight today sued the Department of the Interior to force the release of records related to Lolita Zinke, wife of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and her role at the department, use of taxpayer-funded travel, and participation in official meetings or other events.

Complaint: Western Values Project v. DOI – Lola Zinke Role at Interior

October 5, 2017
Complaint filed on behalf of Western Values Project regarding Ryan Zinke's wife's involvement at Department of the Interior, as part of a larger investigation into Ryan Zinke's unethical actions while serving as secretary of the department.