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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Apr 15 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the Trump Administration has abandoned its appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling that found it unlawfully tried to block gillnet regulations designed to protect endangered and threatened marine species like whales, dolphins and sea turtles.
Apr 11 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the case against Asotin County Superior Court Judge Scott Gallina:
Apr 10 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the arrest of a superior court judge in Asotin County:
Apr 2 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed the state’s first-ever criminal charges under a voter-approved initiative banning the sale or transfer of products made from certain endangered species.
Mar 20 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a motion to join a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Navy’s practice of scraping the hulls of decommissioned vessels in a way that releases metals and other contaminants into Sinclair Inlet. This contamination can harm marine life up and down the food chain, including salmon and orcas.
Mar 19 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today committed $750,000 in grant funds to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits as part of his Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI).
Jan 17 2019
OLYMPIA — In a letter to the federal government, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his intent to join a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Navy’s process to scrape the hulls of decommissioned vessels, which leads to ongoing pollution of Sinclair Inlet and harms salmon and orcas.
Nov 19 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two amicus — or “friend of the court” — briefs today, challenging President Trump’s proclamations to drastically reduce the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments in Utah.
Nov 1 2018
OLYMPIA — A coalition of 26 state and local governments including Washington state filed a comment letter today challenging the EPA’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan with the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, which would not require significant carbon emission reductions.
Oct 3 2018
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office has completed its inventory of Washington state’s unsubmitted sexual assault kits, finding 6,460 kits that have not yet been submitted for lab testing by local law enforcement agencies.

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