Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held Oct. 14
An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 to noon at the Central Louisiana Business Incubator, 1501 Wimbledon Boulevard, Alexandria, LA 71301. The workshop will be a unique opportunity to hear from federal, state and local law enforcement regarding environmental crimes and environmental laws. Speakers will provide important information regarding the laws and actions regarding illegal dumping and burning, water pollution, littering and air pollution.
New Jersey man and Louisiana man plead guilty to illegal disposal of wastes
A New Jersey man and a Sulphur man were sentenced Thursday, Sept. 17, in the 31st Judicial District Court for violating Louisiana waste disposal laws and the Environmental Quality Act. George L. Ryals III, 63, of Newton, N.J., and Michael Anaker, 57, of Sulphur, illegally disposed of a large number of compressed gas cylinders by abandoning them in a warehouse in Roanoke.
Louisiana citizens create a model litter ordinance template for communities
Citizens of Louisiana, environmental groups and government representatives have created a turnkey solution that can address litter control and develop accompanying infrastructure to enable enforcement mechanisms. The Louisiana Local Government Litter Ordinance Template and Handbook will be introduced at the Louisiana Municipal Association Convention in Lafayette.
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) Receives Second Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnership Category
The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will receive a Second Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnerships Category. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30, 2015, at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.
2015 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Everyday Hero Awards
Tell us who about an Everyday Hero who helps fight litter in your community. Nominations are now open for the 2015 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Everyday Hero Awards until September 10, 2015.
Ascension Parish reschedules July Recycling Road Show
Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced today the
Ascension Parish Recycling Road Show July date has been rescheduled from July 4 to
July 11 because of the Independence Day holiday.
DEQ delivers 2015 Hurricane Resource Manual to all 64 parishes
This week, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality began distributing an updated 2015 Hurricane Resource Manual to all 64 parishes. The manual contains information pertaining to hurricane/emergency recovery assistance as it relates to permitting, debris collection and environmental cleanup resources.
DEQ activates Emergency Debris sites in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes
In response to the severe weather event on April 27 which prompted an Emergency Declaration and Administrative Order, DEQ activates Emergency Debris sites in Assumption and Lafourche Parishes.