Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.
Oct 30 2014
SHELTON — The Attorney General’s Office filed three misdemeanor charges today against a Tahuya man accused of using heavy machinery to fill and alter the course of the Tahuya River near his home without any permits.
Oct 23 2014
TACOMA — Stephen Mason, owner of the derelict vessel the Helena Star, entered guilty pleas today to charges of abandoning a derelict vessel and discharging pollution into state waters. He was sentenced to 20 days of confinement (which may be served on electronic home monitoring) and two years’ probation, and is ordered to repay the state $300,000 towards the total cost of $1.25 million to remove the sunken vessel from the Hylebos Waterway in Pierce County. As part of the agreement, Mason will cooperate with Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) efforts to secure the remaining restitution from other Helena Star investors.
Oct 3 2014
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are asking a federal judge to amend a 2010 agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy and establish new requirements for retrieving and treating Hanford’s tank waste and constructing new double-shelled tanks.