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Leaked White House Memo Puts Gag Order on the Dept of Interior: Stops Communication with Tribal Leaders


February 7, 2017

A memo leaked on January 24th, 2017 finds the White House issuing a gag order on all of the bureaus that fall under the Department of the Interior. Bureaus include; the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Indian Affairs, and others.

It states, “all incoming congressional and gubernatorial correspondence as well as correspondence from Indian or Alaska tribal leaders and leaders from national level environment/recreational and industry organizations must be forwarded to OES prior to responding, regardless of addressee or signature level.”


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