Today, Secretary Peggy Hatch issued the following initial comments with the accompanying letter to the EPA, highlighting data inaccuracies in the EPA's new emission rule as well as the damaging effects the rule would have on Louisiana's economy:
Investigators within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality booked a Lafourche Parish man on Sept. 11 for the illegal discharge of diesel fuel into state waterways.
General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water from Construction Activities (5 Acres or More) was reissued on September 3, 2014.
United States Attorney Walt Green announced the conviction of
another defendant in connection with a wide ranging investigation into corruption and fraud involving compliance with federal environmental laws.What's Inside?
West Monroe is going green,
Tegan Treadaway named
Assistant Secretary for Office of
Trash Free Waters Initiative - EPA
partners with the states
to alleviate trash in the nation's
Bayou Vermilion District
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's
25th Annual Beach Sweep, TECHE project,DEQ and the St. Bernard
Paddle Club work to protect the water qualityin Bayou Teche,
Republic Services - Environmentally Friendly,
The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council refurbishes used computers and electronics, Camp Challenge - bright light in the summer
Who's Who At DEQ? DEQ On The MoveDEQ announced today that an Order to Close was issued to Harrelson Materials Management, Inc. (HMM). The order was signed by DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch. The Order to Close requires HMM to extinguish fires and subsequently close the company's landfill on Russell Road in Shreveport.
DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch named Tegan Treadaway assistant secretary for permits at the Department of Environmental Quality on Aug. 4. Treadaway was administrator of air permits under former Assistant Secretary Sam Phillips who left DEQ July 25.
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