Freedom of Information Act Interior Department Walks Back Controversial FOIA Changes By Nate Hegyi • Oct 25, 2019 Renee Bright / KUER The Interior Department has walked back controversial efforts to curb public records requests in a final rule published Friday. US Senators Drafting Legislation To Address Interior's Public Record Crackdown By Nate Hegyi • Jul 8, 2019 Gage Skidmore Federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are working on new legislation that would curb the Trump administration’s efforts to clamp down on the release of public records. 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. Proposed Rule Aims To Curb Public Records Requests As Demand For Documents Increases By Nate Hegyi • Jan 2, 2019 Renee Bright / KUER A new rule proposed last week by the U.S. Interior Department could make it harder for news outlets and non-profit organizations to get public information on a range of federal issues.