Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to Interior/BLM Seeking Communications Regarding National Monuments

October 29, 2018
FOIA to Interior Bureau of Land Management seeking communications with Glacier Lake Resources regarding the decision to allow mining around national monuments. This FOIA was submitted in order to shed light on litigation related to Interior's decision to shrink national monuments.

FOIA to Interior Regarding Zinke’s Oil and Gas Association Speech

October 25, 2018
FOIA to Interior seeking records related to Secretary Zinke's speech at a Louisiana Oil & Gas Association event.

FOIA Seeking Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt Communications

October 24, 2018
FOIA seeking Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt communications with industry groups.

National Park Service News Bulletins

October 19, 2018
National Park Service records containing search terms related to the pardons of ranchers behind the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. NPS' search returned only internal news bulletins.

FOIA to Interior Seeking Updated Calendars for Senior Staff Officials

October 17, 2018
FOIA to Interior seeking updated calendars for Ryan Zinke, Gary Lawkowski, Scott Hommel, Lori Mashburn, and David Bernhardt.

FOIA to Interior/BLM Seeking Calendars for Brian Steed and Kathleen Benedetto

October 17, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking calendars for senior officials Brian Steed and Kathleen Benedetto.

Western Values Project and American Oversight Sue Interior for Records Related to Zinke’s Alleged Corruption

October 10, 2018
Western Values Project (WVP), a Montana-based conservation group, represented by watchdog American Oversight, today filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior (DOI) to investigate whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has used his position for personal or political gain. WVP is seeking the release of a broad range of documents related to Zinke’s conduct during his tenure as secretary, including records of Zinke’s travel to various political conferences, his communications with individuals tied to Halliburton, and any emails sent by or to Zinke on personal email accounts or private servers.  

Complaint: American Oversight and Western Values Project v. Interior – Secretary Zinke’s Leadership

October 10, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit on behalf of Western Values Project against the Department of the Interior (DOI) to investigate Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leadership. WVP is asking for records related to Zinke’s conduct during his tenure as secretary, including records of Zinke’s travel to various political conferences, his communications with individuals tied to Halliburton, and any emails sent by or to Zinke on personal email accounts or private servers.

FOIA to DOI Regarding the Endangered Species Act

October 4, 2018
FOIA to DOI seeking records to shed light on Interior’s influence on the future of the Endangered Species Act, including communications containing the terms “ESA” and “Endangered” and with outside entities.

Interior Emails Regarding Office Renovations and Decorations

September 29, 2018
Department of Interior emails discussing office renovations and decorations for Secretary Zinke and other senior DOI officials. Emails include discussion of hanging or installing various taxidermied animals (bison, elk, grizzly, moose). Records cover March through October 2017.