News Release

Gingles named assistant secretary for Office of Environmental Assessment 08/30/2017

Roger Gingles, executive management officer with LDEQ’s Office of Environmental Assessment, was named assistant secretary for that office Aug. 30. In his new capacity, Roger will oversee the Air Planning and Assessment Division, the Remediation Division, the Water Planning and Assessment Division and the Underground Storage Tanks Division.

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EPA to conduct field work at Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, La. 06/20/2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started to conduct work for the remedial investigation of the Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, Louisiana. The activities will be conducted in phases, with the first phase involving the collection of soil, sediment, ground water and surface water samples to support the remedial investigation.

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LDEQ presents 2017 ELP Awards 03/22/2017

LDEQ hosted the Environmental Leadership Awards at the LDEQ headquarters in the Galvez building in downtown Baton Rouge. LDEQ Secretary Dr. Chuck Brown recognized the ELP winners environmental achievements. Members of ELP were commended for their voluntary pollution prevention efforts, community environmental outreach initiatives, and environmental ordinances that went above and beyond regulatory compliance to improve the environment.

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Open burning of flood debris in Louisiana is harmful and illegal 02/17/2017

Household debris must be disposed of properly

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LDEQ Raises Awareness to Protect Drinking Water 01/13/2017

Over the next few months, members of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Drinking Water Protection Team will be visiting local businesses to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the source of drinking water in St. Tammany Parish.

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