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.

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.

DOI Travel Expenses for Secretary Bernhardt During his Tenure as Deputy Secretary

July 17, 2019
Department of Interior travel expense records in response to our FOIA seeking travel expenses of Secretary Bernhardt during his tenure as Deputy Secretary, including travel in the September 2017 to December 2018 timeframe.

No Records Response from NPS Regarding Communications About President Trump’s Salute to America Event

July 16, 2019
The National Parks Service stated that it had no records of senior officials communicating with various Republican and Trump campaign organizations in the months surrounding President Trump's July 4 "Salute to America" event.