USEPA agrees with Wyoming on efforts to protect streams

(Note: The previous video has been changed for context) The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – Water Quality Division (WQD) recently received notice from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) approving designated use changes of many low-flow stream channels in Wyoming for secondary contact recreation.  As the third driest and least populated state […]

Parfitt named ECOS President

This week, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director, Todd Parfitt, was named the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) President. Established in 1993, ECOS is the national nonprofit, nonpartisan association of state and territorial environmental agency leaders. Their purpose is to improve the capability of state environmental agencies and their leaders to protect and […]

AML Program receives high marks from federal oversight agency

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Abandoned Mine Land Division (AML) recently received its Annual Evaluation Summary Report from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).Within the evaluation, OSMRE praised Wyoming’s AML program. The report said: “The State administers a superior AML program in full compliance with its approved AMLR (Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation) […]