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  • Measure Would Ban Enforcement Of Woodstove Emission Regulations

    05/16/2014 11:42:29 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/14/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Legislation aimed at preventing enforcement of potential federal limits on woodstove emissions has been introduced in the Michigan legislature. Senate Bill 910, which was introduced on April 24 by Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, would prohibit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality from imposing new state regulations limiting emissions from woodstoves and heaters, or enforcing federal regulations that do so. In January, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule changes that would dramatically tighten emissions requirements on new wood-powered heaters. Sen. Casperson "We believe environmental groups are really the ones behind those who have told the EPA they have concerns about wood...
  • EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Has Chilling Consequences For Many Rural People

    02/03/2014 4:33:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 267 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1-29-14 | Larry Bell,
    The impacts of EPA’s ruling will affect many families. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 survey statistics, 2.4 million American housing units (12 percent of all homes) burned wood as their primary heating fuel, compared with 7 percent that depended upon fuel oil. Local governments in some states have gone even further than EPA, not only banning the sale of noncompliant stoves, but even their use as fireplaces. As a result, owners face fines for infractions. Puget Sound, Washington is one such location. Montréal, Canada proposes to eliminate all fireplaces within its city limits. Only weeks after EPA enacted...
  • EPA proposes restrictions for new wood stoves

    01/07/2014 8:22:53 AM PST · by upchuck · 34 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | Jan 7, 2014
    The federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards for wood stoves that would reduce the maximum amount of fine particulate emissions allowed for new stoves sold in 2015 and 2019... The EPA currently certifies non-catalytic wood stoves if they produce less than 7.5 grams of fine particulate per hour... The proposed EPA regulations would reduce that to 4.5 grams per hour for stoves manufactured after the regulations go into place next year... The EPA will take public comment on the proposed changes for 90 days.
  • Feds announce plans for stricter wood stove regulations (EPA again)

    01/07/2014 8:04:38 AM PST · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | January 5, 2014 | Matt Buxton
    The EPA's much-anticipated wood stove regulations are proposed to go into effect throughout the country in 2015, requiring newly manufactured stoves to cut maximum emissions by more than a third. Those standards would tighten dramatically in 2019 [80 percent in five years]. Wood stoves that already are installed or are for sale are not affected by the regulations, a Friday press release from the EPA stated. Only a handful of the stoves on the EPA's certified stove list would meet those standards in 2019. However, the EPA focused primarily on the savings to health costs and money spent on wood...
  • Pa. county paying bounty for wood-burning boilers

    08/10/2013 8:47:02 PM PDT · by fone · 26 replies
    Youngstown Vindicator ^ | 8/09/2013 | AP
    <p>PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County Health Department is offering a “bounty” to residents of Pittsburgh and surrounding towns who surrender wood-burning stoves and outdoor boilers that don’t meet new air pollution rules.</p> <p>A county ordinance that took effect two months ago has stricter emissions limits for wood-burning devices than a state law passed in 2010.</p>
  • Wood Stove Ban Made Universal

    10/02/2013 2:10:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 248 replies
    http://freepatriot.org ^ | September 30, 2013
    For many years, those of us in the Arctic have been fighting the wood stove ban. The use of PM2.5 particulates has been an issue pursued by local agencies as a way to swipe at those who choose to live beyond the borders of traditional civilization. That attack has now extended to the rest of the United States. In a stunning move, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to ban most of the operational wood stoves in the U.S. In those places where there is you, God, and nature, the wood stove has represented that one thing that can sustain. Going...
  • High Fuel Costs Spark Increased Use of Wood for Home Heating

    10/24/2012 8:17:58 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 78 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | Published October 22, 2012 | Brian Handwerk
    Many Americans are bracing for high heating bills this year, but the frosty New England winter won't put a chill on Erik Fey and Kathleen Rutty-Fey's energy budget. The Feys are one of many families reducing their costly household oil or gas dependence by turning to a traditional fuel with new-found popularity: wood. The Feys first used a wood stove to supplement heat in their New Hampshire home, then migrated to sustainable wood pellets and have never looked back. "I was hooked immediately: no more wood piles, or chopping wood; no more wood critters crawling around inside, or wood debris...
  • Chico City Council, $9 Million in Debt and Banning Woodstoves

    12/08/2010 7:06:03 PM PST · by Korah · 13 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 12/8/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Last night was just the second time in my 22 years living in Chico that I suffered through an evening of listening to what the members of the Chico City Council had to say. If it weren't for Mark Sorensen's actually winning and being sworn in, I would not have been there last night. Now that it is over, I am glad I did go, not only because I was able to see a conservative get sworn in, but also because I was actually able to watch the way Socialists determine what is important for the citizens of Chico. I...