Federal wood burning rule prompts rural backlash

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 24, 2014 1:31 p.m.

    Our country suffers the most from:

    A. EPA
    B. Terrorists
    C. Ozone depletion
    D. Burning wood in a fireplace
    E. Smoking lawn mowers

  • KDave Moab, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    Ir would be nice if the Fed Govt. would clean its own house first and stop burning our forests every summer.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 7:34 a.m.

    "EPA would give manufacturers five years to meet standards that would reduce emissions by an estimated 80 percent."

    The EPA's Energy Star designation of electrical appliances has pushed the efficiency of appliances sold in America, and I've read studies that these laws have not only saved Americans billions in energy savings, but have also improved the overall performance of appliances while reducing emissions.

    Five years for stove manufacturers to improve the efficiency for wood burning stoves isn't unreasonable. Sounds like this is an industry warranting improved quality and innovation. We in Utah experience first hand the air quality impacts of local wood burning.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 4:23 a.m.

    There is nothing like the smell of pine smoke in the winter and in the spring we have the fresh smell of pollen, dirt dust plowed through the till the end of fall who doesn't like to fill their lungs up first thing in the morning after a rain storm. There is a lot to be said for natural smells.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Feb. 23, 2014 3:56 p.m.

    Here we go again. Big Brother just can't the thought of not being in absolute control of every aspect of everyone's life.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    Feb. 23, 2014 3:27 p.m.

    Let me get this straight.....the federal gov't is now trying to tell us we can't burn wood in our fireplaces?

    Yeah, I'm sure that this is the kind of government our Founding Fathers envisioned when they founded our country.


    Pardon me while I go bring in some more wood to burn....

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 23, 2014 3:08 p.m.

    We are in need of EPA standards.