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    EPA Bans Most Wood-Burning Stoves

    Wood-burning stoves offer warmth and enhance off-grid living options during cold weather months, but the tried-and-true heating devices now are under attack by the Environmental Protection Agency.
    The EPA has banned the production and sale of the types of stoves used by about 80 percent of those with such stoves. The regulations limit the amount of “airborne fine-particle matter” to 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air. The current EPA regulations allow for 15 micrograms in the same amount of air space.
    Most of the wood stoves currently nestled inside cabins and homes from coast-to-coast don’t meet the new environmental standard. The EPA launched a “Burn Wise” website to help convince the public that the new regulations were needed.
    Trading in an old stove for a newer stove isn’t allowed.
    “Replacing an older stove with a cleaner-burning stove will not improve air quality if the older stove is reused somewhere else,” the website says. “For this reason, wood stove change out programs usually require older stoves to be destroyed and recycled as scrap metal, or rendered inoperable.”
    http://www.offthegridnews.com/2013/1...urning-stoves/



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    So what about fireplaces ??????
    I just bough wood for mine the Egg headed Parasitic A##holes can stick it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAYHEM View Post
    So what about fireplaces ??????
    I just bough wood for mine the Egg headed Parasitic A##holes can stick it.
    Good question. How are fireplaces any different??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphins9954 View Post
    Good question. How are fireplaces any different??
    They aren't in Pugent Sound...

    In some areas of the country, local governments have gone further than the EPA and banned not just the sale of such stoves, but the usage of old stoves – and even the usage of fireplaces. That means that even if you still have a stove or a fireplace, you can’t burn it for fear of a fine. Puget Sound, Washington, is one such location.
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    So we live in a country that is legalizing pot and outlawing firewood ?
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    If the EPA says its bad for the environment, what's the issue? It's not like they are outlawing them just to force you to use something else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locke View Post
    If the EPA says its bad for the environment, what's the issue? It's not like they are outlawing them just to force you to use something else...

    You are kidding right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAYHEM View Post
    You are kidding right?
    Not at all. Not even a little bit. Unless you're someone who doesn't give a **** about the environment or other people, I don't see how this is a bad thing. It's inconvenient for sure. My parents are going to have to get a new source of heat for their cabin in Colorado, but whatever helps the environment is OK by me...
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    The total tonnage of greenhouse gasses emitted by wood burning stoves can't be very high... far less than I assume is emitted by the National Forest Service on purpose as part of targeted burns every year. Fry some bigger fish, EPA. This kind of thing smacks of picking on people who don't have the political might to fight back because the real enemy -- energy companies -- is too powerful to take on.

    This is apparently the sort of thing the Carter administration used to do all the time... small ball policies that don't move the overall needle but annoy everyone they affect, like when he gave a televised speech wearing a sweater while asking people to run their air conditioners less. What does that solve? Nothing, except to annoy. Same with with the national speed limit being 55 mph.

    There's the right policy... and there's pissing people off. You've got to set the line in the right place. After all, it's a representative government, not a parent/child relationship. You can't be tone deaf to the ratio between pain and gain.
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