Recent Media Archives

2016 DEQ Employee Recognition Week 02/07/17
Debris Separation After Flooding 08/24/16
Avoyelles Parish man arrested for illegal disposal of waste tires

On Friday, Feb. 5, deputies from the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested an Avoyelles Parish man for the alleged illegal disposal waste tires in connection with a Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality criminal investigation.

02/10/16
Chuck Carr Brown, Ph.D becomes the 12th DEQ Secretary

Gov. John Bel Edwards named Dr. Chuck Carr Brown secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality on Jan. 11. Brown’s appointment is a homecoming. He previously worked at DEQ from 2004 to 2008, serving as assistant secretary for environmental services.

01/25/16
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