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.
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 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 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.
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.