Entity: Department of the Interior

News Roundup: Investigating the Administration’s Response to Domestic Terrorism

August 9, 2019
American Oversight has been investigating the administration’s response to domestic terrorism and acts of violence.

DOI Records Regarding Offshore Drilling and Communications with Coastal States and Outside Influences

August 7, 2019
Department of Interior's response to FOIA request seeking records regarding offshore drilling and the influences on the administration’s decisions regarding whether and where offshore drilling would be allowed. These records include correspondence between Senator Rubio's office (R-FL) and Secretary Zinke's staff, as well as information on Secretary Zinke's participation in the American Petroleum Institute meeting in March 2017.

DOI Calendars of Senior Political Appointees Vincent DeVito, Andrea Travnicek, and Rick May

July 31, 2019
Department of Interior calendars for senior political appointees Vincent DeVito, Andrea Travnicek, and Rick May. Timeframe includes March 2017 through February 2019.

No Records Response from DOI Regarding Communications with Lobbyist Matthew Schlapp

July 30, 2019
The Department of the Interior stated that it had no records of communication with Matthew 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.

FOIA to the Interior Seeking Communications with Lobbyist Matthew Schlapp Regarding Health and Trade Issues

July 24, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of the Interior seeking 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.

FOIA to the Interior Seeking Communications with Lobbyist Matthew Schlapp Regarding Trade and Health Issues

July 24, 2019
FOIA to the U.S. Department of the Interior seeking 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.

News Roundup: Investigating the Fallout from Spring’s DHS Shakeup

July 19, 2019
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before Congress this week, with lawmakers confronting him about the poor conditions at migrant detention centers.

Records from DOI Regarding Ryan Zinke’s Communications and Travel

July 19, 2019
Records from the Department of the Interior (DOI) regarding Ryan Zinke's leadership during his tenure as DOI Secretary, including communications, travel documents, or any other records related to his conduct while in office. These records were obtained through a lawsuit filed with Western Values Project.

FOIA to Interior Seeking Communications with White House Officials Regarding Congressional Oversight

July 19, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Interior for communications with White House officials regarding congressional oversight of the executive branch.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Any Contracts with Failed Nominees

July 17, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies to identify whether individuals nominated but not confirmed to high-level agency positions have contracts to perform the same or similar work for which they were unsuccessfully nominated.