DEQ advises residents, businesses to secure structures, movables in advance of potential river flooding
– The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is advising residents and businesses
located in and around the Morganza Spillway, Atchafalaya Basin and Mississippi River Basin to make
preparations in advance of the potential river flooding in those areas.
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.
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.
Lafayette Consolidated Government wins an award for their MS4 program
On Sept. 28, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the first winners of a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program recognizes high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities and inspires them to exceed requirements through innovative and cost-effective approaches.
Mayor welcomes environmental law enforcement training workshop to Alexandria
An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 8:30 to noon at the Central Louisiana Business Incubator, 1501 Wimbledon Boulevard, Alexandria, LA 71301.