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Washington Parish School Board must institute asbestos handling training

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced today that his office has agreed to defer prosecution on the bill of information it filed against the Washington Parish School Board ("school board") charging it with a felony violation of the Clean Air Act for failing to notify the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality of the 2011 demolition of the Old Pine High School which contained regulated asbestos containing material.

11/03/14
Washington Parish School Board must institute asbestos handling training

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced today that his office has agreed to defer prosecution on the bill of information it filed against the Washington Parish School Board ("school board") charging it with a felony violation of the Clean Air Act for failing to notify the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality of the 2011 demolition of the Old Pine High School which contained regulated asbestos containing material.

11/03/14
Oil Company charged with felony Clean Water Act violation 09/16/14
Felony environmental charges added for Lafourche Parish man accused of theft and criminal damage to property

Investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality obtained a felony arrest warrant on Sept. 11, 2014, for a Lafourche Parish man for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways.

09/15/14
New Jersey man and Louisiana man arrested for the illegal disposal of harmful substances

Today, investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality arrested a New Jersey man for felony illegal disposal of harmful substances.

06/26/14
Claiborne Elementary wins national EPA award

In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Claiborne Elementary school in Baton Rouge won the annual Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Claiborne Elementary School competed with teams from more than 3,000 buildings across the country that spent the past year competing to obtain the greatest reduction in energy use. Claiborne won by cutting its energy use nearly in half.

05/21/14
Governor proclaims May as Air Quality Awareness Month

Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared May as Air Quality Awareness Month in Louisiana. May is traditionally the start of ozone season and the proclamation was made to encourage citizens to become familiar with the Air Quality Index, to understand what causes ozone formation and to take voluntary steps to help prevent ozone formation and improve air quality.

05/01/14
Grant Parish man arrested for illegal disposal of septic tank wastes

Today, investigators with DEQ's Criminal Investigation Division, deputies from the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office, and troopers from State Police Troop E arrested a Pollock man for the illegal disposal of septic tank wastes and sewage. The arrest took place in conjunction with a search warrant executed at the man's residence.

04/09/14