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Western AGs Seek to Intervene In Opposition to Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

California AG Rob Bonta, Washington AG Bob Ferguson, and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum have filed a Motion to Intervene and Protest requesting that FERC deny an application for a capacity expansion for the Gas Transmission Northwest Express (GTN) pipeline, a 1,377 mile-long pipeline running from British Columbia to Malin, Oregon, which is just north of the California state line. The project would expand the amount of natural gas transmitted by the pipeline by 150 million cubic feet per day, which, according to the AGs, would have significant impacts on climate change.

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Washington AG Ferguson Fines Towing Company For Selling Service Members’ Vehicles

Washington AG Bob Ferguson reached a settlement with automobile towing company Chuck’s Towing and Recovery to resolve allegations that the company violated the Washington Consumer Protection Act and the federal Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) in three cases in which vehicles were towed and then sold at auction. In February 2020, a woman serving in…

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Washington AG Recovers Millions in Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits

Washington AG Bob Ferguson announced that his office has recovered a total of $18.8 million in funds stolen as a part of a massive fraud perpetuated against the state’s Employment Security Department. According to the AG’s Office, sophisticated fraud rings used identity data harvested from data breaches to steal billions of dollars in unemployment benefits…

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AG Coalition Sues to Block USPS Mail Truck Acquisition Program

A coalition of sixteen state AGs and the DC AG, along with the City of New York and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District), sued the United States Postal Service and United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy alleging that USPS’s purchase of mail trucks to replace 90% of its aging fleet of over 212,000…

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Return to Sender: Washington AG Ferguson Goes After Fake Government Mailings

Washington AG Bob Ferguson has filed lawsuits against two connected companies, Labor Poster Compliance, LLC, CA Certificate Service, LLC., and their individual owners (collectively, “Defendants”), alleging they posed as a government agency and engaged in deceptive high-volume mail solicitations that were sent to more than 210,000 Washington state small business owners, and charged hefty fees…

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