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.
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.
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.