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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Press Releases

47 Press Releases
  • Published on May 5, 2021 - 21:44 GMT

    WDEQ Water Quality Administrator Frederick retires

    Kevin Frederick   By Kristine Galloway CHEYENNE – After many years, Kevin Frederick is entrusting Wyoming’s water quality to someone new. Frederick retired May 4 from his position as Water Quality Division administrator for the Wyoming Department of …

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  • Published on April 19, 2021 - 23:23 GMT

    Esch named Industrial Siting Administrator

    Statewide, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director, Todd Parfitt has named Luke Esch as the new Industrial Siting Division (ISD) Administrator. Esch has been serving as the administrator for the Solid and Hazardous Waste …

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  • Published on April 13, 2021 - 04:05 GMT

    WDEQ grants benefit Wyoming breweries and distilleries

      By Kristine Galloway CHEYENNE – People in Wyoming appreciate well-crafted beer and spirits, especially if they’re made locally. Supporting neighbors and small businesses is part of the Wyoming way of life. This year, the Wyoming Department of …

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  • Published on March 9, 2021 - 03:20 GMT

    Governor Gordon and DEQ recognize Know Your Well Day

    In recognition of the importance of groundwater to the citizens of the state and in conjunction with the National Groundwater Association’s “Groundwater Awareness Week” (March 7-13, 2021), Governor Mark Gordon has proclaimed Sunday, March 13th, as “Know …

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  • Published on March 4, 2021 - 08:18 GMT

    DEQ Director names new Industrial Siting Administrator

    Statewide, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director, Todd Parfitt has named Colin McKee as the new Industrial Siting Division (ISD) Administrator. McKee's previous experience includes eight years as a policy advisory for …

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  • Published on March 3, 2021 - 08:43 GMT

    DEQ accepting applications for lead testing in ...

    On March 2, 2021, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced that they are accepting applications for lead testing in drinking water at schools and child care facilities. Through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant program, …

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  • Published on February 26, 2021 - 05:08 GMT

    Pollution emissions continued to decrease in 2020

    Jackson Hole Airport's new industrial snowblower purchased with grant funding. Courtesy: Jackson Hole Airport   By Kristine Galloway CHEYENNE – Efforts to reduce air pollution in Wyoming are continuing strong this year on the heels of multiple …

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  • Published on February 12, 2021 - 07:00 GMT

    DEQ Enhances Efforts, Outreach for 2021 Winter Ozone Season

    By Mike Morris Understanding and addressing the formation of winter ozone in the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB) is a unique challenge that requires an abundance of planning, strategy implementation, and collaboration each year. Ground-level ozone is a …

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  • Published on February 10, 2021 - 16:39 GMT

    DEQ names new AML Administrator

    Statewide, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director, Todd Parfitt has named Don Newton as the new Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Division Administrator. Newton's previous experience includes 10 years as a key member of the AML …

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  • Published on February 2, 2021 - 13:42 GMT

    WDEQ celebrates Wyoming Professional Water and Wastewater Operator Week

    Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon proclaimed this week, Feb. 1-7, as the Wyoming Professional Water and Wastewater Operator Appreciation Week. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) is joining him in honoring these essential professionals. Water …

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  • Published on December 16, 2020 - 01:14 GMT

    DEQ to hold virtual public meeting on 2021 winter ozone season

    The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a virtual public meeting from 2-4 p.m. Thursday to discuss DEQ’s planning and outreach for the upcoming winter ozone season in the Upper Green River Basin (UGRB). The public meeting will be …

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  • Published on December 15, 2020 - 22:48 GMT

    DEQ rolls out updated version of its WyVisNet air quality monitoring website

    The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently released its refurbished WyVisNet website (https://www.wyvisnet.com), providing updates to the existing website and new features for the citizens of Wyoming to use for tracking air quality …

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  • Published on December 10, 2020 - 17:18 GMT

    Lovett, DEQ administrator and compliance proponent, retires

    By Kristine Galloway CHEYENNE – A longtime environmental caretaker recently retired from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) but continuing his work for the county. Brian Lovett retired last week from his position as administrator of DEQ’ …

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  • Published on December 8, 2020 - 01:10 GMT

    DEQ honors mining industry on National Miners Day

    By Kristine Galloway CHEYENNE – Mining is one of Wyoming’s founding industries, and is historically rooted in the state’s culture and economy. December 6 was National Miner’s Day 2020. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is taking the …

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  • Published on November 16, 2020 - 02:27 GMT

    DEQ recognizes America Recycles Day 2020

    CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is recognizing America Recycles Day (ARD) today. DEQ also is celebrating the recycling contributions of Wyoming’s businesses and residents. Recycling and reducing waste are steps to protect …

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  • Published on October 23, 2020 - 22:31 GMT

    Edwards, DEQ deputy director and AML administrator, retires

    By Kristine Galloway CHEYENNE – After many years spent enhancing Wyoming’s environment, Alan Edwards is turning his attention closer to home. Edwards, deputy director and Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Division administrator for the Wyoming Department of …

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  • Published on October 15, 2020 - 16:13 GMT

    Risks Associated with Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms (HCB) Continue Despite End of Primary Contact Recreation Season

    Although fewer people are recreating in Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs this fall as water and air temperatures decrease, the Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, and Wyoming Livestock Board want to remind people, …

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  • Published on October 7, 2020 - 23:01 GMT

    Summer Intern discusses her positive experiences with AML

    by Luana Sencio   Excitement After being contacted about the opportunity to work for the Abandoned Mine Land Division (AML), my days filled with excitement. Going into my senior year of college, I felt like something was missing. I had been yearning to get …

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  • Published on October 2, 2020 - 18:00 GMT

    Permit Issued for Aethon (Moneta Divide)

    Today, October 2, 2020, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has issued the final Wyoming Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WYPDES) permit to Aethon Energy Operating, LLC. This facility is a gas production treatment unit that separates gas …

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  • Published on September 18, 2020 - 23:58 GMT

    WDEQ awards Wyoming non-coal reclamation award to Knife River

    Above: The VR Mine after new reclamation. Below: The VR Mine before new reclamation. Courtesy   CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) recently awarded the 2020 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for non-coal to Knife River …

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