As of Tuesday, September 5, 2017
OLYMPIA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson response to a report from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his review of national monuments by saying it appears Washington State’s national monuments appear to be safe.
“In May, I sent a letter to the Trump Administration promising legal action if President Trump attempted to harm Washington’s national monuments,” Ferguson said. “While I’m glad to see Washington’s national monuments appear to be safe from this attack, I’m troubled that Secretary Zinke and President Trump appear ready to overstep their authority in an unprecedented way.”
Protecting the environment has been one of Ferguson’s top priorities. In 2016, he created the Counsel for Environmental Protection, a new legal unit led by Assistant Attorney General Bill Sherman, to protect our environment and the safety and health of all Washingtonians.