Entity: Department of the Interior

Complaint: Western Values Project v. DOI – David Bernhardt’s Communications and Travel Records

February 28, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight on behalf of Western Values Project against the Department of the Interior (DOI) for Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s communications, including phone call logs, text messages, a list of Google documents shared with Bernhardt, and emails from both his professional and personal email addresses. This lawsuit also seeks travel records processed by ConcurGov from January to June 2019.

No Records Response from DOI Regarding Communications with Matthew Schlapp

February 28, 2020
The Department of the Interior (DOI) stated that it had no records in response to American Oversight's request for communications with Matt Schlapp or with his lobbying firm Cove Strategies. which has registered new clients since President Trump took office and has contacted agencies regarding trade and casino issues.

FOIAs to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications Regarding White House Efforts to Retaliate Against Officials Based on Political Loyalty

February 25, 2020
FOIAs to multiple agencies seeking communications of White House liaisons regarding any efforts to target officials based on perceptions of insufficient political loyalty to the president.

News Roundup: The Post-Impeachment Purge and the Knock of Authoritarianism

February 21, 2020
If news about White House complacency in the face of foreign election interference doesn’t get your attention, here are some other items for your consideration.

American Oversight Sues for Communications of Two Top Interior Department Officials

February 20, 2020
On Thursday, American Oversight sued the Department of the Interior for the communications of Interior Solicitor Daniel Jorjani and BLM Acting Director William Pendley.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOI – Pendley’s and Jorjani’s Industry-Related Communications

February 20, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of the Interior (DOI) for the communications of DOI Solicitor Daniel Jorjani and Bureau of Land Management Acting Director William Pendley, including communications with specific groups representing energy industry interests. This lawsuit also seeks Pendley’s calendars and ethics documents.

FOIA to USFWS Seeking Communications Between Select Officials and Individuals Associated with Wall Building on the US-Mexico Border

February 20, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service seeking communications between select officials and representatives of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a construction company contracted to build a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, or representatives of We Build the Wall, an organization raising private funds to build sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

FOIA to USFWS Southwest Region Seeking Communications With Individuals Associated with Wall Building on the US-Mexico Border

February 20, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Region seeking communications between select officials and representatives of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a construction company contracted to build a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Arizona, or representatives of We Build the Wall, an organization raising private funds to build sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

BSEE Communications with Industry Groups Concerning Blowout Preventer Systems

February 12, 2020
Records form the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in response to American Oversight's request for email communications with industry lobbyists, including meetings on Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule. These records span from November 2018 to February 2019.

DOI Records Regarding Political Appointee Communications Concerning Mikah Meyer

February 11, 2020
Records from the Department of the Interior in response to American Oversight's request for records of political appointee communications regarding Mikah Meyer.