Skip to comments.EPA Proposes Burdensome Regulations On Wood Stoves
Posted on 04/05/2014 4:59:55 PM PDT by kingattax
More mission creep, more highhanded government causing problems for citizens
(Fox News)"A federal proposal requiring more efficiency from wood-burning stoves has ignited a debate between the Obama administration and lawmakers who oppose the new regulations, arguing the rules impose an unfair burden on people in remote areas. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule changes in January that would dramatically tighten emissions requirements on new wood-powered heaters, though does not impact ones already in homes. The EPA estimates that as much as 13 percent of all soot pollution in the U.S. is a result of inefficient wood-fired stoves and boilers."
Is soot a problem from a purely environmental viewpoint? Yes. Just like it has been since Man discovered fire.
Of course, these wankers are looking at it from a climate change point of view, rather than simply a clean air and water view.
I wonder if they plan on implementing regulations against Mother Nature for when she starts fires from lightening strikes?
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Wait until they go after the Fire Pits.
abolish the epa and jail those who worked for it, the longer they have worked there, the longer they’re in jail.
If the EPA abolished DumboCrats, emissions would drop by more than half.
Can’t afford electricity, no nat’l gas, propane sky high? Tuff beans! Freeze your friggin mule off, gaia is more important than you or your pitiful families lives.
You’ll get my woodstove when you pry my warm, toasty fingers from the iron poker
I would like to see the supporting documentation, testimony, and calculations (including assumptions, and model settings).
I suspect in the strongest terms that the estimates are intentionally inflated, and would not withstand thorough scientific scrutiny.
My recommendation to Congress critters would be to have independent experts examine the "evidence".
(No contrary evidence, just a hunch.)
That’s the point at which the shooting always starts.
What say the EPA on the issue of a UK hospital using aborted babies for heating?
Abolish the epa.
But who the heck uses wood stoves? And if you’re in the middle of nowhere how would the epa know anyway?
We are so screwed.
Just ignore them.
This isn’t about pollution or even the EPA. This is about making it more difficult for people to live in remote areas.
Their vision is everyone living in small apartments in cities, except the leaders and entertainers of course. The only people living in remote areas are govt workers and ‘corporate’ workers living in a commune while they run the farm robots.
I’d guess that they would fall on the side of UN Agenda 21 - SUSTAINABLE!
Well, we all know that libs don’t want to control forest fires, so millions of acres burn. That’s a good thing they say. Natural and all.
But for humans to heat with? Gotta be a bad thing.
Running amok. For far too many years now.
“Just ignore them.”
A person can ignore cancer too for a while,but eventually it drags them dowm.
I heat my house mostly with a wood stove and a wood pellet fireplace insert. I paid a bit more for both of them to get recommended models that are efficient. You burn and pay for a bit less firewood for the same amount of heat. So, efficiency pays off over time.
But the last thing I want is the dumb, stupid, corrupt, crony capitalist EPA telling me what kind of stove to buy.
And if youre in the middle of nowhere how would the epa know anyway?
Drones my friend, drones.
Drones following up on Satellite info along with your purchases of replacement cutting chains, chain oil and 2-stroke-oil......
Forest Service Cutting Permits...
The National Stovepipe Authority already knows