Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.
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.