This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, to compel the United States Department of Interior (“DOI”) to release non-exempt records concerning DOI’s ethics standards and contracts with public relations or communications firms, as well as the activities of highly placed officials within DOI.
The violations arise out of Agency Defendants’ failure to respond to FOIA requests that Plaintiffs submitted for records regarding policies or guidelines governing Agency Defendants’ handling of FOIA requests that were created, stored, or received under the current Administration—since January 20, 2017.
This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552 et seq., to compel the Department of the Interior (“DOI”) to release records concerning a review by the Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, of decisions by past Presidents proclaiming public lands to be national monuments under the Antiquities Act, 54 U.S.C. §§ 320301-320303.