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
Washington state files public comments regarding EPA proposal to reverse Clean Power Plan, Gov. Inslee and AG Ferguson issue statement
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.
Aug 17 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement after a federal appeals court agreed today with Ferguson and 10 other attorneys general that the Trump Administration’s delay of the Chemical Disaster Rule violated the Clean Air Act. The Chemical Disaster Rule updates important safety requirements for large industrial facilities that handle hazardous chemicals.
Aug 14 2018
CHEHALIS — The Washington Attorney General’s Office filed a petition today in Lewis County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a sex offender and prevent his release into the community.
Aug 9 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with Attorney General Bob Ferguson today that the Environmental Protection Agency improperly halted a scientific safety review of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, allowing the continued use of the pesticide at potentially dangerous levels.
Jul 27 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to withdraw former Administrator Scott Pruitt’s action to remove caps on the annual number of “glider” trucks allowed. Glider trucks are trucks built with a new body, or chassis, but outfitted with highly polluting, refurbished engines that skirt modern emissions standards.
Jul 27 2018
A Maple Valley contractor and his company must pay back more than $25,000 in unpaid wages in addition to unreported workers’ compensation insurance after a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Office and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
Jul 5 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement in response to the resignation of Environmental Protection Administration chief Scott Pruitt:
Jun 27 2018
AG Ferguson files 10th lawsuit against EPA, over efforts to undermine fight against global climate change
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 10 other Attorneys General in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency for improperly reversing a rule that prohibited the use of a powerful type of greenhouse gas. This is Ferguson’s 10th lawsuit against the Trump Administration EPA, many over actions undermining efforts to combat global warming.