EPA targets Woodstoves

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    As soon as they talk about it, it usually happens quickly. I have heard the rumor about woodstove regulation before, but this is the first time I have seen it in print. When are people going to wake up the fact that the current “party in power” wants you living in a city, reliant on the government for your benefits, taking public transportation or your subsidized electric car to your subsidized green job! Wake up people, they are giving you free stuff just to “suck you in”!!!!!!

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/07/epa-proposes-new-restrictions-for-new-wood-stoves/

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska – 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.

    Maximum emissions would be reduced by one-third next year and by 80 percent in five years, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

    Fine particulate pollution is made up of solid particles and liquid droplets that measure 2.5 micrometers in diameter or less. The EPA currently certifies non-catalytic wood stoves if they produce less than 7.5 grams of fine particulate per hour.

    Fine particulate absorbed by breathing has been linked to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.

    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 standards would tighten again in 2019. New stoves could emit just 1.3 grams per hour.”

    I usually try to stay away from politics but this has me fuming! :cursing: And DO NOT tell me this isnt a Democrat thing. How many of us rural folks may have FROZEN during the last power outage without our wood stoves!

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