Jul 15 2010
Ecology Division Chief Mary Sue Wilson today represented Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna before the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Wash., asking the Commission to follow federal law and keep the Yucca Mountain facility under consideration as a potential repository for Washington's treated high-level nuclear waste.
Jun 29 2010
OLYMPIA — The state of Washington today won an important victory in its fight to prevent the federal government from permanently removing the nation’s only Congressionally approved, high-level nuclear waste repository from future consideration.
Jun 2 2010
Attorney General Rob McKenna and expert assistant attorneys general in his office this week will continue to fight the federal government’s attempt to permanently remove the nation’s only Congressionally-approved high-level nuclear waste repository from future consideration.
Apr 13 2010
Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced Washington has filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to prevent the federal Department of Energy (DOE) from irrevocably terminating the Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository by withdrawing “with prejudice” its license application for the repository. DOE’s action would unilaterally and forever preclude any further consideration of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository
Dec 10 2009
OLYMPIA – The state of Washington has received roughly $188 million to help repair environmental damage caused by mining giant ASARCO.
Aug 11 2009
RICHLAND, Wash. – With the ongoing construction of the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) in the background at the Hanford Site, Attorney General Rob McKenna joined Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, acting U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Cruden and other officials today to announce a proposed legal settlement that will impose a new, enforceable and achievable schedule for tank waste cleanup at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington.
Aug 5 2009
OLYMPIA— State officials are celebrating a court victory that walls off millions of acres of public lands from new development. On Wednesday the 9th Circuit Court ruled in favor of a lower court’s decision to turn back a 2005 effort to open up some federal lands to new road construction and the harvest of timber.
Jun 18 2009
OLYMPIA – The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), yesterday elected Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna as its vice president. McKenna will serve in this role through next summer, when he will become president-elect of the organization. He’ll assume the role of NAAG president in 2011.
Jun 10 2009
OLYMPIA – Work to clean up and remake a major piece of the Anacortes waterfront starts Monday, June 15, 2009.
Jun 9 2009
State of Washington closer to securing money tied to environmental damages caused by Asarco operations
OLYMPIA –Washington state has cleared a major hurdle in its efforts to collect nearly $164 million to help repair environmental damage caused by bankrupt mining giant Asarco.