Jun 22 2017
VANCOUVER — A Clark County jury decided yesterday to civilly commit repeat sex offender Michael Canty. Prosecutors from Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit have been fighting since 2016 to prevent Michael Canty’s release into the community.
Jun 14 2017
VANCOUVER — The Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Clark County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a Vancouver-area sex offender and prevent his release into the community. The trial begins today and is expected to continue for three weeks.
Jun 13 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 10 other states followed through on their promise today to sue the Trump Administration over its efforts to delay new energy efficiency standards that will result in significant savings for consumers and reduce environmental pollution.
Jun 9 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today rebuked Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s criticism of the EPA’s review of vehicle emissions standards. Ferguson, joined by 12 attorneys general, sent Pruitt a letter rebutting his “completely unfounded” criticisms of the EPA’s review process.
May 11 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke opposing the unprecedented review and potential rollback of national monument protections ordered by President Donald Trump. Ferguson asserts that neither Zinke nor Trump have the legal authority to revoke national monuments.
May 9 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management over a program to lease coal mining rights on public land, which contributes to significant coal-train traffic through the state of Washington. The lawsuit challenges Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to restart the federal coal leasing program without supplementing or replacing its nearly 40-year-old environmental study. That decision, Ferguson argues, violates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
May 5 2017
The Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit today obtained a convicted sex offender’s agreement to be civilly committed as a sexually violent predator.
Apr 17 2017
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Legislature established an important protection for victims of human trafficking today.
Apr 3 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 10 other states announced today a challenge to the Trump Administration’s efforts to delay new energy efficiency standards that would otherwise result in significant savings for consumers and reduce environmental pollution.
Mar 6 2017
The Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Thurston County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit an Olympia-area sex offender and prevent his release into the community.