Environmental Update Archives

DEQ presents air quality information in Shreveport

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality held a meeting in Shreveport on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Ozone Advance Program today. The meeting was held at the Bossier City Civic Center, Bodcau Room, with the Coordinating and Development Corporation, the North Louisiana Council of Governments, and various governmental leaders. DEQ staff presented an overview of the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone along with a synopsis of the current ozone conditions in Shreveport Region.

07/12/12
American Lung Association report shows improvement in Louisiana's air quality

The American Lung Association's State of the Air report was released today and demonstrates the improvement in air quality throughout Louisiana. Several cities were listed as cleanest in the nation for particle pollution, known as PM 2.5, with Monroe-Bastrop listed as one of the top seven cleanest cities in the nation for PM 2.5 and ozone combined.

04/25/12
Remediation completed at Bayou Trepagnier in St. Charles Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has announced the completion of remediation on a large segment of Bayou Trepagnier in St. Charles Parish.

01/20/12
DEQ requires payment of more than $2,780,000 in penalties, funding for Beneficial Environmental Projects

Over the past year, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has required payment of more than $2,780,000 in penalties and funding for Beneficial Environmental Projects throughout the state.

01/03/12