Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held March 23
An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Wednesday,
March 23, 2016, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. the DEQ Galvez Building, Oliver Pollock Room, 602 North 5th
St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Parking is available in the Galvez Building Parking Garage.
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.
DEQ's Criminal Investigation Division to host webinar on Litter Courts on Jan. 28
On Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m., representatives from the Criminal Investigations Division from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will host a webinar on how to start and operate a litter court within your municipality, city or parish.
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.
2016 Environmental Leadership Award application information and invitation
The deadline to submit an application for the 2016 ELP Awards is December 18.
"Tis the season to recycle" -- Holiday Recycling tips from DEQ
"'Tis the season to be jolly," but Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more waste in December than any other month. Planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfills, and reuse can even generate useful items. You can "Be the Solution" and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.