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Bob Ferguson

Sep 25 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a multistate lawsuit today challenging Trump Administration rules that significantly undermine the Endangered Species Act, a cornerstone of national conservation law critical to Washington’s effort to save species such as the southern resident orca. Nearly every species afforded protections under the Endangered Species Act have been saved from extinction.
Sep 20 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to block Washington’s and other states’ ability to set more stringent vehicle emission standards.
Sep 18 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced an effort to block states from setting more stringent vehicle emission standards and Zero Emission Vehicles standards.
Sep 6 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Multidisciplinary Hate Crime Advisory Working Group will hold its first meeting today.
Aug 13 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, in a coalition of 22 states and seven local governments, today challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan and replace it with the “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, which would not require significant carbon emission reductions.
Jul 9 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Navy over the Navy’s expansion of its Growler airfield operations on Whidbey Island.
Jul 1 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement today after Ferguson filed his 40th lawsuit against the Trump Administration. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, seeks to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to collect adequate data on the importation and use of asbestos in the United States
Jun 21 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed criminal charges today in King County Superior Court against the owner of the Seattle Pacific Hotel, alleging multiple violations of the state Clean Air Act for illegal asbestos removal, and perjury for making false statements to investigators under oath.
Jun 6 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to revise Washington’s water quality standards. These standards, which apply specifically to Washington, are used to determine how clean the state’s waters must be in order to protect human health.
May 10 2019
As a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided more than 1,700 pages of communications previously not made public between the EPA and advisory committee members in the wake of its 2017 policy barring scientists who receive grants from the agency from serving on the committees.

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