Wyoming’s Storage Tank Program leads the nation in compliance 

By Kristine Galloway  CHEYENNE – Wyoming’s Storage Tank Program (STP) has the highest compliance rate in the country.  That doesn’t sound exciting until you understand the significance of the accomplishment and what it means for Wyoming and its residents. Then, it’s fantastic!  The STP regulates active underground and aboveground storage tanks in the state to […]

DEQ to recognize Asbestos Awareness

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be recognizing Asbestos Awareness from April 1-7, 2022 to help the public better understand what asbestos is, where it comes from, what building materials might contain it and how to dispose of it. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral that was mined all over the […]

Notice to Avoid and Report Possible Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms in Wyoming Waters

CHEYENNE, Wyo – With summer upon us and more people heading to Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs to recreate, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) want to remind the public to avoid and keep animals away from cyanobacterial blooms and to report suspected […]

DEQ continues to lead the way in finding and reducing emissions at oil and gas facilities

In May of 2020, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality Division (AQD) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report for the first phase of a study to better quantify performance of enclosed combustion devices (ECD’s), also known as or enclosed flares, at oil and gas facilities. ECD’s or enclosed […]

Restoring the sagebrush ecosystem: Wyoming Honor Farm

By Kristine Galloway Inmates at the Wyoming Honor Farm, a minimum security corrections facility in Riverton, set up a greenhouse at the Honor Farm in June. They are exclusively growing about 40,000 seedlings of various types of sagebrush for the Abandoned Mine Lands Native Plants Project through the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the […]

Federal agency agrees with DEQ determination on Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mine permits and reclamation plans.

On September 20, 2019, the United States Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) responded to a recent citizen complaint filed by the Powder River Basin Resource Council (PRBRC). In OSMRE’s response, the federal oversight agency agreed with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) assessment that the Belle Ary and Eagle Butte mines are […]

DEQ to recognize Red Giant Oils for the Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Award for 2014

On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Program (WESP) will recognize Red Giant Oils for their voluntary efforts to reduce impacts to the environment.  Red Giant Oils works with local businesses within Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Montana to recycle their waste. They’ve proven to be an […]