Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

California v. Office of Natural Resource Revenue; California v. Bureau of Land Management (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California): Washington led a multi-state amicus effort in support of a lawsuit challenging two illegal rule repeal efforts by the United States Department of Interior. Both cases involved illegal use of the Administrative Procedures Act to roll back a rule related to coal extraction on federal land and a rule promulgated to reduce methane gas releases from oil and gas extraction. In both cases, the court invalidated the challenged actions.