DEQ 2022 School Bus Replacement Program in Progress

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) is providing $843,660 of grant funding for early replacement of diesel school buses through the 2022 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA 21 Grant).   The WYDEQ created the School Bus Replacement Program in 2016 with money from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and from matching […]

DEQ and partners work to manage river sediment, improve fishery

By Kristine GallowayCHEYENNE – The Shoshone River fishery has improved and is now better-protected thanks to jointefforts by Wyoming organizations. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) partnered with multiple organizations toredesign operations at the Willwood Dam in Park County to improve sediment management to betterprotect water quality standards and support the downstream fishery. DEQ, […]

DEQ Land Quality Division Wraps-up Summer 2022 Intern Program 

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Land Quality Division (LQD) established the summer internwork program in 2021 to recruit a junior or senior student enrolled at the University of Wyoming in theCollege of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  The summer temporary position provides an opportunityfor a student to gain valuable skills while supporting the DEQ intern mission […]

DEQ awards annual non-coal reclamation award to Colony Mine

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently awarded the 2022 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for non-coal to Halliburton Bentonite Performance Minerals (BPM) for the voluntary reclamation of an abandoned mine site adjacent to the Colony Mine. DEQ presents the Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards to Wyoming coal and noncoal mine operators […]