DEQ responds to OSM ten-day notice

Cheyenne, Wyo – Today, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) responded to the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSMRE) ten-day notice related to the reclamation bonding for the mining operations of Arch Coal, Inc., and its subsidiary, Arch Western Resources, LLC.  Click here to view DEQ’s response letter In the January […]

Clean Power Plan Statement

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is committed to protect, conserve and enhance the quality of Wyoming’s environment for the benefit of current and future generations. DEQ’s primary concerns with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are about EPA’s legal authority to promulgate this rule and DEQ’s practical ability to implement it. The department is […]

Pavillion Working Group Meeting Rescheduled

Riverton, Wyo – On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) will host a meeting of the Pavillion Working Group in Riverton, WY. At this meeting DEQ and OGCC will provide updates regarding their reports into the investigation of pits, well bore integrity and […]

DEQ Director testimony regarding the Stream Protection Rule

On February 3, 2016, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director, Todd Parfitt, was scheduled to testify in front of the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Washington, D.C in regard to the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) Proposed Stream Protection Rule.  Due to recent weather and […]