DEQ awards annual coal reclamation award to North Antelope Rochelle Mine

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards are given to Wyoming coal and noncoal mine operators who demonstrate an achievement in a specific aspect of mine reclamation or for overall performance in meeting reclamation goals.  The 2024 DEQ Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards will be presented at the 68th Annual Wyoming […]

DEQ awards annual non-coal reclamation award to Black Hills Lignite Mine

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards are given to Wyoming coal and noncoal mine operators who demonstrate an achievement in a specific aspect of mine reclamation or for overall performance in meeting reclamation goals.  The 2024 DEQ Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards will be presented at the 68th Annual Wyoming […]

Wyoming DEQ Land Quality Division Administrator Testifies Before U.S. House Natural Resource Committee Subcommittee

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – The Department of Environmental Quality Land Quality Division (DEQ/LQD) Administrator recently testified before the House Natural Resource Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.  The purpose of the oversight hearing  was to examine the Biden Administration’s Abandoned Mine Lands and Active Mining Programs. During his testimony, Wendtland provided a background […]

Signed Letter of Termination Represents First for Wyoming as Agreement State

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE, Wyo.- A letter of termination for Western Nuclear Inc.’s (WNI) Split Rock Uranium license was signed by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director Todd Parfitt and the DEQ’s Land Quality Division (LQD) Administrator Kyle Wendtland. The signatures not only represent the transference of custodianship for long-term care and maintenance of […]

DEQ Land Quality Division Wraps-up Summer 2023 Intern Program 

CHEYENNE – In 2021, the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Land Quality Division (LQD) established a summer intern work program to recruit a junior or senior student enrolled at the University of Wyoming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  The summer temporary position provides an opportunity for a student to gain valuable skills […]

DEQ awards annual non-coal reclamation award to Little Missouri River Mine

By Kimberly Mazza DEQ presents the Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards to Wyoming coal and noncoal mine operators who demonstrate an achievement in a specific aspect of mine reclamation or for overall performance in meeting reclamation goals. CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently awarded the 2023 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for […]

The Reclamation of the Dave Johnston Mine

By Kimberly Mazza GLENROCK – About 17 years ago an article appeared in the Douglas Budget entitled “After 50 years of powering generators, Glenrock Coal Mine restored to original beauty”.  The article outlined the history of the Dave Johnston Mine (DJ Mine) – its official name –  and its exemplary reclamation that was located about […]

DEQ awards annual coal reclamation award to Black Thunder Mine

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently awarded the 2023 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for coal to Black Thunder Mine for obtaining Area and Phase 1 Bond Release across reclaimed areas in 2022. DEQ presents the Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards to Wyoming coal and noncoal mine operators […]

DEQ Honors Mining Industry in Wyoming

DEQ Honors Mining Industry in Wyoming By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – Today, December 6 is National Miner’s Day 2022.  As one of Wyoming’s founding industries and historically rooted in the state’s culture and economy, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) would like to honor our Wyoming miners and acknowledge the continued impact of Wyoming’s […]

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 […]