Louisiana Waste Tire Program Task Force Meeting
The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq. The public is invited to attend. For inquiries about the meeting please contact Robert Thomas at 225-219-3972 or Robert.Thomas@la.gov.
Zachary man pleads guilty to illegal dumping of gasoline and diesel fuel
A Zachary man was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the 18th Judicial District Court for violating Louisiana's Environmental Quality Act. Leon Wallace, 58, of 23291 Plank Road, Zachary, illegally dumped gasoline and diesel fuel behind a Port Allen video poker casino in January 2013.
Orleans Parish Man pleads guilty to illegally dumping waste tires in Algiers
An Orleans Parish man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for violating Louisiana's Environmental Quality Act. Michele A. Morris, 54, of Algiers, illegally dumped solid waste near 178 Woodland Parkway in Algiers in January 2013.
State of Louisiana calls on EPA HQ to fulfill responsibility to Louisiana residents and safely dispose of Minden explosives
Today, DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch and Louisiana National Guard Adjutant Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis called on the EPA to fulfill its obligation to Louisiana residents and safely dispose of M6 explosives at Camp Minden. In a letter today, Hatch and Curtis called on EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to "intervene to address the persistent mishandling of M6 disposal at Camp Minden by EPA Region 6."
McNeely named DEQ assistant secretary for environmental compliance
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Secretary Peggy Hatch named Chance McNeely assistant secretary for environmental compliance, a recently vacated unclassified position, effective Jan. 12. McNeely was previously a policy advisor in the Office of the Governor where he served as a liaison to DEQ.
EPA sets up website to provide Camp Minden information
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has establish a website to provide public access to information about the project to dispose of explosives at the Camp Minden site in Webster Parish.
EPA settlements with violators benefit communities
Agreements will result in more than $1.8 million in special environmental projects from companies in La., Texas and N.M.
Holiday Recycling tips from DEQ
"Tis the season to be jolly" and tis the season to create more waste and garbage than any other. Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more garbage in December than any other month. A little planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfills and reuse can even produce 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.