DEQ's Criminal Investigation Division to host webinar on Litter Courts on Jan. 28
On Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m., representatives from the Criminal Investigations Division from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will host a webinar on how to start and operate a litter court within your municipality, city or parish.
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.
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.
2016 Environmental Leadership Award application information and invitation
The deadline to submit an application for the 2016 ELP Awards is December 18.
"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.
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.
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.
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.