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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 2 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed criminal charges late yesterday against a man and his company for falsifying data and allowing distribution of reclaimed water that didn’t meet state water-quality standards at the Washington State Fire Training Academy (FTA) in North Bend.
Jan 22 2016
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office today filed comments in the environmental review of a proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver. The comments, filed by the AGO’s Counsel for the Environment, question whether the risk of train derailment may be higher than the current estimate and raises concerns that the state of first responder readiness to address potential oil spills and fires is not sufficiently understood.
Nov 4 2015
SEATTLE – Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Washington has joined 25 states, cities and counties in filing motions to intervene to support the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s new power plant carbon pollution rules against legal challenge.
Aug 14 2015
SEATTLE — A U.S. District Court judge has agreed with critical components of the Attorney General’s arguments in a lawsuit regarding the cleanup process at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Aug 4 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by a coalition of six states, the District of Columbia and the City of New York, wrote to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in strong support of final rules established by the Obama administration, which for the first time limit emissions of climate change pollution from existing and new fossil fuel-burning power plants. 
Apr 17 2015
SHELTON — A Mason County judge today sentenced a Tahuya man who tried to fill and alter the course of the Tahuya River to 30 days in jail on each count, to be served concurrently, $8,143 in fines, two years of probation and an order to follow civil and criminal environmental laws.
Apr 9 2015
SHELTON — A Mason County jury has found a Tahuya man who tried to fill and alter the course of the Tahuya River guilty on all counts.
Feb 18 2015
SEATTLE — A former Renton man accused by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson of abandoning roughly 40 barrels of hazardous waste pleaded guilty as charged today in King County Superior Court.
Jan 13 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that his office filed charges today against the owner of a Seattle fuel tank processing facility for allegedly dumping oil and sludge into the public sewer system.  
Nov 19 2014
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is sending the U.S. Dept. of Energy, and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), a Notice of Endangerment and Intent to Sue. Ferguson seeks to protect workers at the federal Hanford Nuclear Reservation from hazardous chemical vapors that continue to jeopardize worker health and safety.