Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 10 2012
 As  Law360.com  (subscription required) reported this week: The Washington Attorney General's Office called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday not to use congressionally approved funds to impede Yucca Mountain licensing proceedings until the D.C. Circuit rules in
Jul 20 2010
AG McKenna's guest op-ed about the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository appeared in the Tri-City Herald on Sunday.
Jun 17 2010
There’s a spiffy new blog that provides information about how offices can be environmentally friendly and save money, too. The blog, GreenWorks.org, is run in partnership with the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG). It’s overseen by Linda Brughelli, the chair of the California Department of Justice “Green Office-DOJ” project. 
Dec 28 2009
We celebrated a huge victory this month, thanks to the efforts of our Ecology Division. After a four year legal battle, our lawyers secured a $188 million dollar settlement from ASARCO—making it the largest environmental bankruptcy payout in Washington State history. Check out our press release.  
Aug 12 2009
An agreement was reached between Washington State and federal parties to resume the timely cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation after years of lawsuits and missed deadlines.