Interior Department Interior Says New Rule Makes It Easier To Get Public Records, But Will It? By Nate Hegyi • Feb 7, 2019 Renee Bright / KUER Listen Listening... / 4:23 When Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, resigned from his post as U.S. Interior Department secretary on Jan. 2, he was under fire on multiple fronts. Public Comments Pour In About Interior Department's Plan For New FOIA Limitations By Nate Hegyi • Jan 30, 2019 Renee Bright / KUER The U.S. Interior Department’s controversial plan to put new limits on Freedom of Information Act requests has received more than 61,000 public comments in the Federal Register.