News Release Archives

DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Program moves to St. Mary Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected St. Mary Parish as the next stop for its drinking water protection campaign, "Protect Drinking Water One Drop at a Time." The program's goal is to increase the public''s awareness and participation in protecting their area's drinking water.

10/09/14
Holden company chosen to extinguish landfill fire

DEQ and the State Fire Marshal's Office announced today that Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a fire fighting company from Holden, has been contracted to extinguish underground fires at the Harrelson Materials Management landfill on Russell Road in Shreveport.

10/09/14
LELAP Newsletter - March-September 2014 10/01/14
Emergency Debris Management hotline now available

The Waste Permits Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has announced the creation of an Emergency Debris Management hotline at (225) 364-7901.

09/24/14
DEQ issues order to halt Shreveport landfill operations

Today, the Department of Environmental Quality, working with the State Fire Marshal's Office, issued an administrative order requiring a Shreveport landfill owned by Harrelson Material Management Inc. to cease all landfill disposal operations at its Russell Road construction and demolition landfill.

09/16/14
Oil Company charged with felony Clean Water Act violation

XPLOR Energy SPV-1, Inc. (“XPLOR”), an Oklahoma corporation residing in Southlake, Texas, was charged today in a one-count bill of information with knowingly violating the Clean Water Act, Title 33, United States Code, Section 1319(c)(2)(A), in connection with their oil and gas production activities in the Breton Sound Area of the Gulf of Mexico, announced the United States Attorney’s Office.

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
Louisiana Issues Initial Comments to EPA, Points to Bad Data and Recommends Scrapping New Emission Rule

Today, Secretary Peggy Hatch issued the following initial comments with the accompanying letter to the EPA, highlighting data inaccuracies in the EPA's new emission rule as well as the damaging effects the rule would have on Louisiana's economy:

09/12/14