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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 20 2016
Two individuals and a corporation pled guilty today in Spokane County Superior Court to multiple violations of the Washington Clean Air Act. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the criminal charges in May, over the defendants’ illegal handling of hazardous asbestos.
Oct 3 2016
At a hearing today in Kitsap County Superior Court, a judge ordered the former owner of the sunken tugboat Chickamauga to pay more than $44,000 in restitution to the state departments of Ecology and Natural Resources.
Sep 14 2016
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed criminal charges against a Tacoma man and his company accused of discharging hazardous substances into the street and sewer near his industrial truck wash, and allowing an employee to fall into a basin of dangerous hydrofluoric acid, putting him in danger of serious injury.
Sep 9 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed criminal charges against a Renton man accused of running an illegal dump and wrecking yard on his property for more than a decade.
Jul 29 2016
OLYMPIA — In today’s closing arguments for the environmental review of a proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Counsel for the Environment will announce its opposition to the project.
Jul 25 2016
PORT ORCHARD — The former owner of a vessel that sank in Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor in 2013 pleaded guilty today to charges of allowing the vessel to become derelict and polluting state waters.
Jun 28 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a more than $26 million agreement with Volkswagen over its deceptive marketing of its “clean diesel” vehicles, plus restitution for consumers and billions in investments in clean technology development and environmental mitigation.  
May 11 2016
SPOKANE – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed criminal charges on Monday in Spokane Superior Court against three people and one company for multiple violations of clean air laws involving improper asbestos removal and disposal. Ferguson alleges the defendants’ actions endangered the health of their neighbors and workers.
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.

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