Evangeline Parish man pleads guilty to illegally burning waste tires
Today, an Evangeline Parish man who was arrested on March 27, for illegally burning waste tires in the town of Basile, pled guilty to state criminal environmental charges in 13th Judicial District Court in Ville Platte.
DEQ Drinking Water Protection Program moves into Ascension Parish
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has selected Ascension 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 public awareness and participation in protecting their drinking water sources.
Cooperative Agreement for remedial action for Bayou d'Inde in the Calcasieu Estuary signed
Today, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality signed the Cooperative Agreement for Remedial Action for Bayou d'Inde in the Calcasieu Estuary. The agreement was also signed by the other participating parties: Citgo, PPG, Axiall, Occidental Chemical Corporation and Oxy USA, Inc.
State water organization recognizes clean water leader, Jan Boydstun
Jan Boydstun, recently retired DEQ Senior Environmental Scientist, was honored with an award from the Association of Clean Water Administrators at the organization's 52nd Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Lake Verret and other area water bodies experiencing increased algal blooms
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality reports that algal blooms and current high temperatures may cause fish kills, odors and an increase in water discoloration in Louisiana waterways. Lake Verret is one of the water bodies reported to DEQ for discolored water. Concerns have also been expressed about the lake's salinity.
DEQ Environmental Scientist Jeff Dauzat awarded by U.S. Coast Guard
Jeff Dauzat, an Environmental Scientist with Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, recently received two awards from the U.S. Coast Guard at the New Orleans Area Committee Meeting.
Fish kills likely during algal blooms and high temperature conditions
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has asked the public to be aware of a possible increase in fish kills and odors throughout area water bodies as a result of algal blooms in waterways as well as the current high temperatures affecting the state.