Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to DOI Regarding Communications with Industry Lobbyists on Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule

December 12, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Interior seeking email communications with industry lobbyists, including meetings on Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule.

DOI Records Regarding Communications Between Bernhardt and Former Oil and Gas Industry Clients

December 11, 2019
Records from the Department of the Interior in response to American Oversight's request regarding communications between David Bernhardt and his former clients during his career as a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Records Regarding Federal Spending at Trump Properties

November 19, 2019
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records regarding federal spending at Trump properties, including any guidance issued regarding use of Trump properties for official business, as well as any expenses paid to Trump properties.

DOI Ethics Correspondence for Secretary Bernhardt

November 15, 2019
Department of Interior records in response to our FOIA seeking ethics waivers, recusals, or authorizations for Secretary Bernhardt during his tenure as deputy secretary.

News Roundup: Ukraine-Related Documents, Hurdles for Asylum-Seekers, and Chad Wolf’s Involvement in Family Separation

November 8, 2019
The latest on impeachment and on our investigations into the administration's immigration policies.

News Roundup: Impeachment Votes and Sonny Perdue’s Georgia Connections

November 1, 2019
As the impeachment inquiry gears up for its more public phase, American Oversight is continuing to look into ethics and influence issues at agencies like the Department of Agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

In the Documents: Interior Department Officials Arranging VIP Tours for Trump Administration Figures and Allies

October 31, 2019
Documents uncovered by American Oversight reveal new instances in which the line between extending courtesies to notable figures and abusing agency privileges may have been crossed.

News Roundup: From the Top Down

September 27, 2019
Efforts to get Ukraine to investigate the president's perceived rivals have been known for months. We want to know how many were involved.
(White House Photo)

Using FOIA to Fight Trump Administration Obstruction

September 27, 2019
We obtained documents that show the coziness between political appointees and the fossil fuel industry — and provide an example of the administration's failure to cooperate fully with congressional oversight requests.

FOIA to DOI Seeking Communications Between Recreation Czar Rick May and Western Spirit Cycling CEO Ashley Korenblat

September 26, 2019
FOIA request to the Department of the Interior seeking communications between Senior Advisor Rick May and Ashley Korenblat, managing director at Public Land Solutions and CEO at Western Spirit Cycling. May’s calendars revealed that he maintained frequent contact with Korenblat, but did not reveal the nature of their communications. Accordingly, American Oversight is seeking records from January 2018 through the present.