Entity: Department of the Interior

NPS Records Regarding Private Tours Arranged for Political Appointees

March 25, 2019
National Park Service records in response to our request seeking information about non-public tours of national park sites arranged for senior political appointees.

NPS Records Regarding Old Post Office Tower Operations

March 20, 2019
Records from the National Park Service regarding Old Post Office Tower operations, including the decision to spend nearly $600,000 to continue operations at the Old Post Office Tower attached to the Trump International Hotel in the event of a continuous government shutdown.

New Lawsuit Seeks Records Related to Acting Secretary Bernhardt’s Lobbying Ties

March 12, 2019
American Oversight is suing for records of Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's contact with former oil and gas industry clients as well as his compliance with ethics requirements.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Interior – Bernhardt Ethics Conflicts

March 12, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against Interior seeking records of Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's communications with his former oil and gas industry clients as well as records of his compliance with ethics requirements.

No Records Response from DOI Regarding Communications with Jeffrey Clark and Jeffrey Wood

March 12, 2019
Department of Interior stated that it had no record of communications with Jeffrey Clark and Jeffrey Wood while they worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Balch & Bingham LLP, respectively. American Oversight asked for these records because Jeffrey Bossert Clark formerly worked as a British petroleum attorney and was a critic of climate change policy. He now serves as Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division. Jeffrey Wood was a former coal lobbyist who now serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

DOI Communications Regarding Climate Change and FOIA Processing Notes from September 2018

March 8, 2019
Department of the Interior communications regarding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the UN, and 1.5 degrees Celsius and also FOIA processing notes from September 2018.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Records Relating to Dr. William Happer

March 7, 2019
FOIA to the Department of the Interior seeking records relating to communications with the head of the White House’s adversarial climate science review.

FOIA to DOI Regarding the Decision to Lift a Mining Ban Near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

March 5, 2019
FOIA to Department of Interior requesting all communications regarding the decision to renew leases for mining near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters.

FOIA to BSEE Seeking Calendars for Scott Angelle

February 25, 2019
FOIA to BSEE seeking calendars for Scott Angelle to shed light on how government officials are spending money.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

February 14, 2019
FOIA Request to multiple agencies lobbied by lobbying firm Ballard Partners seeking communications with Trump administration political appointees. Florida-based Ballard Partners has grown rapidly due to its connections with the Trump administration, and this request seeks to uncover Ballard's influence on the administration.