Entity: Department of the Interior

FOIA to USFWS Southwest Region Seeking Communications With Individuals Associated with Wall Building on the US-Mexico Border

February 20, 2020
FOIA request to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Region seeking communications between select officials and representatives of Fisher Sand and Gravel, a construction company contracted to build a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Arizona, or representatives of We Build the Wall, an organization raising private funds to build sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

BSEE Communications with Industry Groups Concerning Blowout Preventer Systems

February 12, 2020
Records form the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in response to American Oversight's request for email communications with industry lobbyists, including meetings on Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule. These records span from November 2018 to February 2019.

DOI Records Regarding Political Appointee Communications Concerning Mikah Meyer

February 11, 2020
Records from the Department of the Interior in response to American Oversight's request for records of political appointee communications regarding Mikah Meyer.

No Records Response from OSMRE Regarding Contracts with Failed Nominees

February 10, 2020
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records 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.

In the Documents: How the 2018-2019 Government Shutdown Affected Federal Science Agencies

January 23, 2020
Records from NASA, NOAA and other agencies reveal the record-long funding lapse’s detrimental impact on federal projects.

DOI Calendars for Deputy Chiefs of Staff Downey Magallanes and Michael Argo and CoS Scott Hommel

January 10, 2020
This is a response to our request for the calendars of certain political appointees within the Department of the Interior includes the calendars of Deputy Chief of Staff Downey Magallanes from September 2017 through March 2018 and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Michael Argo from November 2017 through May 2018. In August 2018, we received calendars for Chief of Staff Scott Hommel from Jan 30, 2017 - July 2, 2018, and Deputy Secretary and OFAS conference rooms from January 23 - June 5, 2018.

USGS Records Regarding the Impact of the 2019 Government Shutdown

January 9, 2020
Records from the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey regarding the impacts of the federal government shutdown that lasted from December 2018 until January 2019. 

FOIA to DOI Seeking Daniel Jorjani’s Communications with External Energy Groups

January 8, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor seeking Solicitor of the Interior Daniel Jorjani’s communications with any employee or representative of key private energy companies and other business interests.

DOI Email Communications with Members of Congress Regarding Twin Metals

December 31, 2019
Department of Interior records in response to our FOIA request seeking communications between DOI officials and members of Congress regarding Twin Metals.

News Roundup: Beyond Impeachment — The Investigations Continue

December 20, 2019
There's plenty to investigate as we approach the end of 2019 — Ukraine-related and otherwise.