Aug 24 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement in response to today’s report from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his review of national monuments:
Aug 17 2017
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office today filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the “culverts case,” officially referred to as United States of America et al. v. State of Washington. Today was the deadline for filing the petition for Supreme Court review.
Jul 24 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today asked a federal court to review the Trump Administration’s nearly two-year delay of the Chemical Disaster Rule, which updates important safety requirements for large industrial facilities that handle hazardous chemicals.
Jul 6 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today seeks to join a federal lawsuit demanding that Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt complete a scientific safety review of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Pruitt abruptly halted a review already underway earlier this year.
Jun 29 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson sent a letter today to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt, pledging legal action if the EPA continues violating the Clean Air Act.
Jun 13 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 10 other states followed through on their promise today to sue the Trump Administration over its efforts to delay new energy efficiency standards that will result in significant savings for consumers and reduce environmental pollution.
Jun 9 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today rebuked Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s criticism of the EPA’s review of vehicle emissions standards. Ferguson, joined by 12 attorneys general, sent Pruitt a letter rebutting his “completely unfounded” criticisms of the EPA’s review process.
May 11 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke opposing the unprecedented review and potential rollback of national monument protections ordered by President Donald Trump. Ferguson asserts that neither Zinke nor Trump have the legal authority to revoke national monuments.
May 9 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management over a program to lease coal mining rights on public land, which contributes to significant coal-train traffic through the state of Washington. The lawsuit challenges Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to restart the federal coal leasing program without supplementing or replacing its nearly 40-year-old environmental study. That decision, Ferguson argues, violates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Apr 3 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 10 other states announced today a challenge to the Trump Administration’s efforts to delay new energy efficiency standards that would otherwise result in significant savings for consumers and reduce environmental pollution.