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  • Seven States Sue EPA To Crack Down on Residential Wood Burning

    11/17/2013 9:09:47 AM PST · by rktman · 76 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/15/2013 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by seven states is seeking to force the federal agency to impose stringent new regulations on residential wood-burning heaters, which they claim “can increase particle pollution to levels that cause significant health concerns.” (See EPA wood-burning lawsuit.pdf) The lawsuit, filed last month in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the attorneys general of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont, is directed against currently unregulated “indoor and outdoor wood boilers,” which have become an increasingly popular way to heat homes, particularly in rural areas.
  • BERKELEY: UC oaks may face the ax

    11/21/2006 7:40:11 AM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 806+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/21/6 | Carolyn Jones
    Few things in Berkeley are as sacred as a coast live oak. The gnarled Berkeley natives are protected by city law, supported by a council resolution and are a favorite of environmentalists. But that might not be enough to save 38 coast live oaks from UC's plan to clear part of a grove next to Memorial Stadium to make way for an athletic training center promised to football coach Jeff Tedford. "Those trees are far more valuable than this passing fancy for a high-priced football coach who may be gone in a season or two," said Joanna Dwyer, who lives...
  • Mt. Olive farmer defends sale of firewood as 'agriculture'

    08/02/2006 9:52:24 AM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 1,024+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.30.06 | BRENDAN BERLS
    Like most New Jersey farmers, Chester Stephens has to get a little creative in order to make ends meet. A bit too creative, officials say. Now, Stephens is making his way through the appeals process in an unusual case involving the sale of firewood that calls into question the legal definition of "agriculture." On the farm, a familiar sight to motorists along Flanders-Drakes town Road that's been in his family since the late 1700s, Stephens grows mostly corn and hay while raising beef cows and pigs. But one field of the 115-acre farm in Mount Olive is given over to...
  • CA: Burning demand - As energy prices rise, firewood sells briskly,worrying pollution officials

    12/15/2005 4:49:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,081+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/15/05 | Paul Rogers
    The hottest item for Christmas this year might not be a trendy video game or high-tech digital camera, but a stack of firewood. That's right. Dead trees are in. High natural-gas prices this fall have ignited demand for wood in a way not seen in years, as a growing number of Northern Californians are attempting to save money on their PG&E bills by turning to their fireplaces instead of thermostats for heat. Many Bay Area firewood dealers say supplies of seasoned oak, pine and other firewood are running low. Some have already run out. --snip-- And nationally, sales of wood...
  • Atheist: Christmas tree recycling unfair; Program changed because incentive said to favor Christians

    12/29/2004 1:31:59 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 993+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 29, 2004
    Wednesday, December 29, 2004 Atheist: Christmas tree recycling unfairProgram changed because incentive said to favor ChristiansPosted: December 29, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 An atheist activist forced Chicago to change its Christmas tree recycling program, complaining it was unfair to non-Christians. The city wanted to bolster its Blue Bag recycling program by offering a years worth of blue bags and some mulch to anyone who turned in a used Christmas tree. But Rob Sherman, known for his campaign to keep crosses off city seals, protested to Chicago, insisting the trees-for-bags exchange unfairly benefits Christians, the Chicago Tribune reported. "The concern was...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/24/02-Kabul, Babil, Sukkot, Ramallah, al-Shorja, Kosovo

    09/23/2002 1:16:28 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies · 547+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, Palestinian Authority, and many brave photographers | 9/24/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 9/24/02 - Kabul, Babil, Sukkot, Ramallah, al-Shorja, Kosovo BREAKING: Babil, Babylon International Festival, BREAKING: Western Wall, Sukkot, BREAKING: Ramallah, clean underwear, BREAKING: Kosovo, UN accountability, Kabul, firewood, Ashiana center, brick factory, bodybuilders, Kandahar, Bagram, Baghdad, al-Shorja market, Baghdad, women's food rations, Jerusalem, Israel, Bethlehem, Gaza, Hamas, Al Aqsa Terrorists' Brigade, Palestinian police and terror, Gaza blood libel, Hebron, Tel Aviv, Tehran, ===================== Kabul =================== In Kabul, collecting firewood. In Kabul, women are free. Painting at the Ashiana center is allowed These people were FREED BY THE USA. In Kabul, at the brick...
  • Man Spends 18 months in Jail for Burning Firewood

    03/17/2002 11:28:10 AM PST · by Henrietta · 273 replies · 1,367+ views
    The Idaho Observer ^ | March 13, 2002 | The Idaho Observer
    Earl Waite recently returned home after spending 18 months at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon. Waite, 56, was accused by U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Special Agent Pat Green of having cut nine cords of firewood from state lands to which federal administrators claim ownership in what is commonly recognized as the Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth National Forest. Waite claims he only cut one Douglas fir tree up for firewood and that he had permits allowing him to do so. By summer's end, 1998, Waite and his son had cut and stacked 48 cords of firewood, all but nine cords were...