Todd Parfitt http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en DEQ Director Todd Parfitt Says Agency Following Its Missions To “Protect, Conserve And Enhance” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-director-todd-parfitt-says-agency-following-its-missions-protect-conserve-and-enhance <p>We start off today’s show with a look at the agency that’s in charge of protecting the environment in Wyoming. Many of our reporting in the past has led us to conversations with angry landowners, and folks who have concerns about industry’s effects on the environment and human health.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:27:01 +0000 Irina Zhorov 52775 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ Director Todd Parfitt Says Agency Following Its Missions To “Protect, Conserve And Enhance” DEQ to announce plans for tackling Pinedale ozone problem http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-announce-plans-tackling-pinedale-ozone-problem <p>Tomorrow, the Department of Environmental Quality will announce how it plans to fix air quality problems near Pinedale.</p><p>Emissions from oil and gas development in Sublette County have caused ozone, or smog, to form at levels that exceed federal limits. Last year, a community task force recommended possible solutions. They called for tougher regulations on industry and more rigorous air quality monitoring, among other things.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:00:54 +0000 Willow Belden 35025 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ to announce plans for tackling Pinedale ozone problem New DEQ director shares his plans for Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-deq-director-shares-his-plans-wyoming <p>The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has a new director, Todd Parfitt, the agency’s former deputy director. He took over after former director John Corra retired. Parfitt has spent about 20 years with DEQ, and he has also worked for an environmental consulting company in Ohio. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with Parfitt about his plans for tackling some of the environmental issues facing the state.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:32:02 +0000 Willow Belden 32932 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New DEQ director shares his plans for Wyoming New DEQ director discusses his take on Pavillion and new energy development http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-deq-director-discusses-his-take-pavillion-and-new-energy-development <p>The new director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says he’s not sure what his agency will do long-term, to address groundwater contamination in Pavillion.</p><p>The EPA tentatively linked the contamination to fracking, but the state and energy industries questioned the science behind their study, so they collected a new set of data and are now analyzing it.</p><p>DEQ Director Todd Parfitt wouldn’t say what he’ll do if the results confirm that fracking caused the contamination.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:56:10 +0000 Willow Belden 32772 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New DEQ director discusses his take on Pavillion and new energy development