Entity: Department of the Interior

DOI Records Regarding Mikah Meyer

May 4, 2020
Records from the Department of the Interior in response to American Oversight's request for records of communications containing key terms concerning the travel journalist Mikah Meyer.

No Records Response from NPS Regarding Communications Concerning the LGBTQ Community

May 4, 2020
The National Park Service stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for communications containing key terms regarding the LGBTQ community.

Fish and Wildlife Documents Concerning Environmental Impact of Border Wall in A National Refuge

April 2, 2020
American Oversight obtained documents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluding that a border wall would cause "serious and likely irreparable" damage to the refuges in the lower Rio Grande River valley and would undo tens of millions of dollars in investments made in stabilizing those refugees.

No Records Response from the USFWS Regarding Communications with Fisher Industries or We Build the Wall

April 1, 2020
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Region stated it had no records of communications between select officials and representatives of Fisher Industries or We Build the Wall. Fisher Sand and Gravel won a $400 million contract to build a span of new barrier in Arizona.

DOI Records in Regarding Twin Metals Mining Company

March 31, 2020
Records from the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management in response to our FOIA seeking communications between senior officials and representatives from for the mining company Twin Metals.

DOI Calendar Entries Responsive to Request for Records Concerning Border Wall

March 27, 2020
Records of calendar invitations from the Department of the Interior responsive to American Oversight's initial request for 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.

News Roundup: Rising Coronavirus Fears and Sinking Public Trust

March 6, 2020
The uncertainty and fear surrounding the coronavirus have laid bare the deadly consequences of President Donald Trump’s demand for obsequious loyalty and a refusal to take responsibility for mistakes.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Records Relating to Staffing Impacts of BLM’s Relocation

March 2, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) seeking records to shed light on the impact on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staffing from the plan to relocate the agency’s headquarters to Colorado.

FOIA to BLM Seeking Records Relating to Staffing Impacts of BLM’s Relocation

March 2, 2020
FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking records to shed light on the impact on BLM staffing from the plan to relocate the agency’s headquarters to Colorado.

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.