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FOIA
FOIA

Public Lands Agency Ordered Staff to Promote Oil and Gas on Social Media

Staff at the Bureau of Land Management were instructed to share photos of fossil fuel development on the agency’s Flickr page, FOIA documents reveal.
Sarah Emerson
12.11.17
Tonto, Hello
Tonto, Hello

The Interior Secretary’s Favorite Horse, ‘Tonto,’ Has Been Very Busy

Want to meet the US Park Police horse? Get in line.
Sarah Emerson
9.22.17
Government Misinformation
Government Misinformation

'Yikes, This Is Bad Press': Internal Emails Show Federal Employees Asking Why a Climate Scientist's Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg Was Canceled

New unpublished documents from the US Geological Survey reveal the agency had no role in squashed meeting between its climate scientist at the Facebook CEO.
Sarah Emerson
9.12.17
climate changes
climate changes

FOIA: NPS Director Suggested Trump Administration 'Manage the Talking Point' of Climate Scientist's Meeting with Mark Zuckerberg

Internal government emails reveal new details about Mark Zuckerberg’s canceled meeting with a US Geological Survey climate scientist.
Sarah Emerson
8.26.17
VIP.GOV
VIP.GOV

FOIA: Internal Emails Show Government Officials Scrambling to Explain Why Climate Scientist’s Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg Was Canceled

Unpublished documents reveal new details about the circumstances behind the high-profile Facebook event.
Sarah Emerson
8.25.17
Drill Baby Drill
Drill Baby Drill

Fossil Fuels Lead the Interior Department’s New Energy Webpage

The environmental agency’s new energy webpage stresses “removing burdensome regulations.”
Sarah Emerson
6.8.17
National Park Not Serviced
National Park Not Serviced

Trump’s Donation to the National Park Service Can Barely Pay for 86 Feet of One Walkway

FOIA documents reveal that Donald Trump’s check to the National Park Service is a drop in the bucket compared to the agency’s overall maintenance costs.
Sarah Emerson
5.2.17
Government Disinformation
Government Disinformation

The Interior Department Just Quietly Scrubbed Its Climate Change Page

The term "climate change" is only mentioned once.
Sarah Emerson
4.27.17
Oh No
Oh No

Government Flickr Page that Used to Show Wilderness Now Only Shows Oil Drilling

So long public lands, hello fossil fuel.
Sarah Emerson
4.26.17
happy easter
happy easter

Ryan Zinke Gives Department of Interior Employees 59 Minutes Off for Easter

Bless.
Sarah Emerson
4.14.17
Ryan Zinke
Ryan Zinke

Fake Cowboy Ryan Zinke Doesn’t Care About Our Land

The Interior Secretary extremely wants you to know he’s a real Montanan.
Sarah Emerson
3.16.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Trump’s Possible Interior Pick Thinks Climate Change Is ‘Creative Writing’

Congresswoman and climate change denier Cathy McMorris Rodgers has a long history of supporting terrible environmental policies.
Sarah Emerson
12.9.16