Department of Environmental Quality News

Duke Energy Agrees to Remove Coal Ash in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — The state of North Carolina says it has secured an agreement with Duke Energy to excavate nearly 80 million tons (72.5 million metric tons) of coal ash at six facilities. The Department of Environmental Quality said in …

Conflict in Michigan AG’s Office over Flint Water Records

DETROIT — A civil war of sorts is developing in the Michigan attorney general’s office over 23 boxes of records found in a state basement and what role — if any — they have in the Flint water criminal investigation. …

Oklahoma Chemical Storage Site Locations Available Online

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has put on the department’s website the locations of chemical storage sites and other facilities in the state. The map also shows the locations of oil and gas wells, manufacturing plants and cellphone towers …

Louisiana Agency Sends Hurricane Guide to Parishes

Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality is distributing a hurricane guide to the state’s 64 parishes, providing information about available environmental cleanup resources if a storm hits. This is DEQ’s third year to send out the manual. It contains details about …

Louisiana DEQ Issues Hurricane Response Manual to Parishes

The Department of Environmental Quality is giving parishes a hurricane resources manual that outlines how to deal with debris collection and environmental cleanup after a storm. DEQ says this is the second year the department has compiled the manual, which …