Laramie County Oil and Gas Development Seminar

Cheyenne, Wyo – On Thursday January 8, 2015, an open house and presentation seminar will be held in Cheyenne, WY to discuss state and local agency oversight for the oil and gas development in Laramie County. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Wyoming Department ofEnvironmental Quality, Petroleum Association of Wyoming, the Wyoming Gameand Fish, the […]

DEQ names new Deputy Director

Statewide, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director, Todd Parfitt has named Alan Edwards as the new Deputy Director for the agency. Edwards is currently and will continue to be the administrator for the Abandoned Mine Lands Division within DEQ. He will officially begin his new role on December 31, 2014.  “Alan has demonstrated tremendous leadership in every […]

DEQ and consultants complete second round of sampling near Pavillion

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and their consultants, Acton Mikelson Environmental (AME), completed the second round of domestic water well sampling in August. This summer, DEQ and their consultants were in the Pavillion area sampling thirteen (13) selected wells. According to Mark Thiesse, DEQ Groundwater Program Manager, the results of the second sampling […]

DEQ Small Business Panel to meet

Casper, WY –The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) will meet in Casper, WY on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. “We enjoy meeting with small businesses across the state to gather input on the DEQ’s rules and regulations and how the Compliance Advisory Panel can assist in the rulemaking process by giving […]

EPA agrees with DEQ analysis and approves aquifer exemption

This week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they have approved WDEQ’s aquifer exemption request associated with Linc Energy’s coal gasification pilot project in Campbell County. “The request meets the regulatory requirements,” said EPA in a recent statement. “I’m pleased that EPA’s scientists arrived at the same conclusions that we did,” said Kevin […]

AML receives Reclamation Award

Linokol Project in Sweetwater County recognized for extensive 6 year effort Sweetwater County, Wyo- On June 16, 2014, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Abandoned Mine Land Division (AML) received Reclamationist of the Year from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR).  The Linokol Project was recognized for “notable efforts in land and water reclamation”. […]