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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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
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.
Jun 15 2018
OLYMPIA — In a case brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Counsel for Environmental Protection, a King County Superior Court judge today adopted the Attorney General’s recommendation and sentenced a Renton man guilty of multiple felony charges to: pay $15,000 in fines, serve 30 days in jail, and to cooperate with authorities’ efforts to clean up the environmental hazards from his illegal dump and wrecking yard. The court set a future hearing determine what Pillon may have to pay to clean up the property, in addition to the fine.  
Jun 11 2018
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in the culverts case today, which means the lower court decision will remain in place. That ruling forces the state to pay 100 percent of the cost of replacing barrier culverts, even though the federal government provided the design for those culverts, and regardless of whether other barrier culverts block salmon from getting to the state culverts. Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement:
May 3 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined California and New Jersey in supporting two California cities’ challenge against the world’s five largest investor-owned fossil fuel companies for their role in causing climate change.
May 1 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that he is joining 16 other states in challenging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt’s decision to rescind the final approval of standards for light-duty vehicle emissions and fuel economy.
Apr 19 2018
OLYMPIA — A King County Superior Court judge today found a Renton man guilty of multiple felony charges from his illegal dump and wrecking yard, in a case brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Counsel for Environmental Protection.
Apr 5 2018
Ferguson delivers on promise to sue Trump Administration over oil and gas facility emissions
Feb 12 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he will lead a “Save Our Coast” hike along the stunning northern Pacific Coast of Washington this summer to protest the Trump Administration’s offshore oil drilling proposal.
Feb 6 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to suspend a 2015 rule that defines what waters qualify for federal Clean Water Act regulation while the Trump Administration attempts to repeal it.

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