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DEQ prepares for potential Red River, Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River flooding

– In response to the heavy rainfall that occurred over the past month, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has prepared for rising water levels along the Red River, Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River throughout the state.

01/06/16
Texas Oil and Gas Company pleads guilty to felony

United States Attorney Kenneth A. Polite, announced that WALTER OIL & GAS COMPANY, a Texas corporation residing in Houston, Texas, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information which charged the company with failing to provide notification to the National Response Center of a hazardous discharge, in violation of Title 33, United States Code, Section 1321(b)(5)(C). This charge relates to WALTER OIL & GAS COMPANY’s oil and gas production in the Grand Isle area of the Gulf of Mexico.

12/22/15
"Tis the season to recycle" -- Holiday Recycling tips from DEQ

"'Tis the season to be jolly," but Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more waste in December than any other month. Planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfills, and reuse can even generate useful items. You can "Be the Solution" and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

12/01/15
Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held Dec. 2

An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the Monroe Public Safety Center, 1810 Martin Luther King Junior Drive, Monroe, LA 71202.

11/24/15
Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held Dec. 3

An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Wyndham Gardens, 1419 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA 71105.

11/24/15
Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held Dec. 2

An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Monroe Public Safety Center, 1810 Martin Luther King Junior Dr., Monroe, LA 71202.

11/23/15
Sewage treatment system maintenance class being offered at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux

A sewage treatment system maintenance class is being offered at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 3 and 5. Sessions begin at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The class is free and open to the general public. People with their own sewage treatment system and those interested in learning about protecting Bayou Lafourche and the surrounding area from improperly treated sewage are encouraged to attend.

10/27/15
Lafayette Consolidated Government wins an award for their MS4 program

On Sept. 28, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the first winners of a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program recognizes high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities and inspires them to exceed requirements through innovative and cost-effective approaches.

10/14/15