Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Order to Use Force on Protesters in Lafayette Park in Advance of Presidential Photo-Op

June 2, 2020
FOIA to National Park Service, Secret Service, National Guard, and Department of Defense seeking records reflecting the order or directive to use force on protesters gathered in Lafayette Park in advance of the president’s photo-op in front of St. John’s Church.

NPS Records Regarding Private Tours Arranged for Political Appointees

May 28, 2020
National Park Service records in response to our request seeking information about non-public tours of national park sites arranged for senior political appointees.

News Roundup: One Firing, Multiple Scandals

May 22, 2020
Trump's firing of the State Department's inspector general has unearthed a series of concerning stories about the conduct of the very person who pressed for the firing — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

FOIA to BLM Seeking Communications With or About Dan and Farris Wilks

May 20, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management seeking email communications with or about the Wilks brothers, Dan and Farris.

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Guidance Regarding Officials Participating in Campaign Events

May 14, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of the Interior seeking guidance regarding participation by top-level agency officials in Trump campaign events.

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.