FOIA Number: USDA-19-0290

USDA Congressional Meeting Requests about Twin Metals from 2017 and Early 2018

December 31, 2019
Records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture of Congressional meeting requests. These records list proposed meetings with USDA and Representatives Emmer, Nolan, and others concerning twin metals. These meeting requests are from 2017 and early 2018.

NRR from USDA Regarding Communications with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

December 30, 2019
The Department of Agriculture stated that it had no records of communications with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. American Oversight asked for this correspondence following reports of their potential influence on decisions surrounding Twin Metals, which is run by their landlord in Washington, DC.

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Trump Family Influence over Minnesota Mining Project

June 25, 2019
American Oversight today sued for records related to the decision to renew the leases for a Chilean mining company headed by the family of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's landlord.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOI and USDA – Twin Metals

June 25, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Forest Service seeking records related to the Twin Metals mining lease granted to Antofagasta in the Boundary Waters wilderness.

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

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