Letters

06.27.18

GAO Letter to Grijalva and Pallone on Zinke Threats to Alaska Senators June 27 2018


06.27.18

Democratic Letter to Pruitt on Requesting Industry Methane Information June 27 2018


06.21.18

Grijalva Huffman McEachin IG Request on Zinke Ties to Halliburton June 21 2018


06.19.18

Democratic Hearing Request on National Ocean Policy Cancellation June 19 2018

A Democratic letter to Chairman Bishop requesting a hearing on President Trump's cancellation of much of the Obama-era National Ocean Policy.… Continue Reading


06.18.18

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Preserving North Carolina Red Wolves June 18 2018


06.11.18

Dems Hearing Request on Harassment at DOI June 11 2018


06.11.18

Dems Hearing Request on Harassment at DOI June 11 2018


06.07.18

DOI IG Letter on Cancellation of NAS Mountaintop Removal Mining Study June 7 2018

A letter from the DOI Office of Inspector General explaining that the Interior Department has been misleading Congress and the public for months about why and how it canceled a study on the health effects of mountaintop removal mining.… Continue Reading


05.21.18

NPS Letter to Grijalva on Border Region Law Enforcement Ramp

The National Park Service (NPS) responded to Ranking Member Grijalva's letter requesting more information on the deployment of U.S. Park Police officers to secure the southern border.… Continue Reading


05.21.18

Grijalva Letter to Zinke Demanding Answers on Why DOI Now Considers Uranium a “Critical Mineral”

Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke asking him to clarify the process by which the Department of the Interior (DOI) determined uranium to be a "critical mineral" pursuant to Executive Order 13817, which directs DOI to assess which "non-fuel minerals" are essential to economic and national security and will therefore be eligible for looser permitting standards, among other benefits.… Continue Reading


05.18.18

DOI Response to GAO Request on Zinke Calls with Alaska Senators

The Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor responded to a letter concerning the telephone calls made between Secretary Zinke and two Senators from Alaska.… Continue Reading


05.14.18

Grijalva and Huffman Letter Urging SEC to Investigate Facebook Wildlife Trafficking Claims

Ranking Member Grijalva and Rep. Huffman sent a letter to Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), urging him to investigate credible accusations that Facebook has been used to perpetrate illegal wildlife trafficking worth tens of millions of dollars.… Continue Reading


05.10.18

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Deploying NPS Park Police to Mexican Border

Ranking Rember Grijalva sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke pressing him for information on Zinke's recently announced decision to send National Park Police personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of President Trump's ill-defined and poorly thought-out border security efforts.… Continue Reading


05.04.18

Grijalva and Carper Letter to Zinke on Endangered Species Act Changes

Ranking Member Grijalva and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on proposed Endangered Species Act policy changes.… Continue Reading


04.24.18

Grijalva, Huffman, Cantwell and Merkley Letter to Zinke on Beaufort Sea Drilling

Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), led a Democratic letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke calling on him to stop preparations for a potential 2019 oil and gas lease sale in Alaska's Beaufort Sea.… Continue Reading


04.20.18

Pacific Northwest Businesses Letter Opposing HR 3144

The 140 undersigned businesses and business associations that represent commercial and recreational salmon fishermen and related businesses, guiding and outdoor retail businesses and restaurants and food industries based in the Pacific Northwest, wrote to Members of Congress to oppose H.R. 3144.… Continue Reading


04.19.18

Democrats Condemn Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Drilling

Ranking MemberGrijalva sent a letter with eight House Democratic colleagues to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke questioning the haste with which the Department of the Interior (DOI) is moving the country closer to drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The letter highlights tomorrow's expected announcement in the Federal Register - publicized this morning - that DOI is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to allow drilling in the Refuge.… Continue Reading


04.16.18

DOI Inspector General Looks into Zinke's use of Chartered Planes

The Department of the Interior Inspector General Mary Kendall sent a letter to Ranking Member Grijalva and Rep. McEachin on her investigation into Secretary Zinke's use of chartered planes.… Continue Reading


04.12.18

Grijalva Letter to Zinke on Vetting Process for DOI Political Appointees

Following several embarrassing instances of racist and conspiratorial statements by Trump administration Inteior Department officials, Ranking Member Grijalva writes to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting information on DOI's vetting process for political appointees.… Continue Reading


04.12.18

Grijalva Calls for a Hearing on the DOI Reassignment Process

In response to the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report that concluded that the reassignments at DOI were for purely political reasons to punish employees that work on climate change or conservation, Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva sent a letter to Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) to request an oversight hearing on the real reasons for the reassignments.… Continue Reading

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