Washington State: Attorney General Ferguson Statement on Latest Suit Against the Trump Administration’s EPA

Washington State: Attorney General Ferguson Statement on Latest Suit Against the Trump Administration’s EPA

Lawsuit seeks to force the EPA to ensure adequate data is collected on asbestos

SEATTLE, WA (STL.News) – State of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement yesterday after Ferguson filed his 40th lawsuit against the Trump Administration.  The lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, seeks to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to collect adequate data on the importation and use of asbestos in the United States:

“The EPA can’t adequately assess the human health risks posed by asbestos if it doesn’t even know how much of this highly toxic substance is coming into the country,” Ferguson said. 

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