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FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PROTECTING PUBLIC LANDS NOW WEAR OIL RIGS ON THEIR LAPELS

From: Vice

“The Bureau of Land Management gave out new identification cards for all its employees to wear out in the field — complete with illustrations of oil rigs and cowboys.">

ARE THE LEADERS OF THE NPS, FWS, AND BLM ILLEGITIMATE?

From: Outside

“Per the complaint, the three acting directors were appointed in violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, meaning every action taken by these men, PEER executive…

SOCIAL SECURITY IS NOW HEADLESS BECAUSE OF TRUMP’S INACTION. WILL OTHER AGENCIES BE DECAPITATED?

From: The Washington Post

“Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which filed a complaint about three of the Interior positions with the…

ZINKE SIGNED ORDER IN JANUARY MAKING 'ACTING' DIRECTORS OFFICIAL

From: The Hill

“Signed under the radar, Zinke’s Jan. 12 order gave the acting directors for such bureaus as the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service “temporary re-delegation…

DUELING LAWS AT PLAY IN WHETHER INTERIOR APPOINTMENTS ARE LEGAL

From: National Parks Traveler

“In essence, said Michael Nixon, PEER's strategic programs director, while the 1998 Reform Act did provide for some agency exceptions that allowed appointments…


News Releases

BERNHARDT BRAGS OF INTERIOR ETHICS TURNAROUND

Claims Progress in Stemming “Avalanche of Ethical Misconduct” across All Bureaus

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT GAMING THE SHUTDOWN

Staff Ordered to Perform Nonemergency Work to Serve Special Interests

INTERIOR TO DENY MORE FOIA REQUESTS - ESPECIALLY FROM MEDIA

Proposed Rules Facilitate Request, Fee Waiver, and Expedited Processing Rejections

SUIT TO PENETRATE POLITICAL SCREENING OF INTERIOR GRANTS

Inspector General Decries “Weak or Non-Existent Controls” on Grants and Aid

VACUUM IN VACANCIES ACT POLICING

GAO Is Lackadaisical in Detecting and Reporting Illegal Acting Appointments