Off Grid Attack: EPA To Outlaw Many Wood Burning Stoves
“Our ever so helpful government has decided that your wood burning stove is now a danger to the world. In another attempt to outlaw the off grid lifestyle, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the same agency that was recently caught using drones to spy on Americans, is now going after home owners who use Wood Burning Stoves to heat their homes.
Shortly after the re-election of President Obama, the agency announced new radical environmental regulations that threaten to effect people who live off the grid. The EPA’s new environmental regulations reduce the amount of airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air.
This means that most wood burning stoves would now fall into a class that would deemed unacceptable under these new draconian measures. The EPA has even launched a nifty new website called burn wise to try to sway public opinion………” (Entire article can be found at link below.)
Time to contact your Senators & Representatives, to let them know how you feel about this horrible overreach by the Obama administration's EPA. If the people who are angered by this proposed EPA action, literally FLOOD their representatives' offices and "bury" the EPA, under an avalanche of outrage, with a "HELL, NO!!! MY STOVE WON'T GO!!!" reaction to this, then the EPA may be taken aback by the ferocity of the opposition to their plan to ban woodstoves.
“Contact Us” page for the EPA - http://www.epa.gov/epahome/comments.htm. LOTS (really) of contact info for each of the EPA Regions can be found at the following links:
EPA Region 1 (New England): Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont & 10 Tribal Nations - (http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region1.html è http://www.epa.gov/region1/contact/index.html çContact Region 1)
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic): Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia & West Virginia – (http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region3.html è http://www.epa.gov/region3/comments.htm çContact Region 3)
EPA Region 4 (Southeast): Alabama,
, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & 6 Tribes – (http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region4.html è http://www.epa.gov/region4/home/contact.html çContact Region 4)
EPA Region 5 (Great Lakes): Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin & 35 Tribes – (http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region5.html è http://www.epa.gov/region5/contact.html çContact Region 5)
EPA Region 6 (South Central): Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas & 66 Tribal Nations – (http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html è http://www.epa.gov/region6/r6coment.htm çContact Region 6)
EPA Region 8 (Mountains & Plains): Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming & 27 Tribal Nations – (http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region8.html è http://www.epa.gov/region8/feedback.html çContact Region 8)
http://www.epa.gov/region9/contact-region9.html çContact Region 9)
EPA Region 10 (Pacific Northwest): Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington & 271 Native Tribes – (http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region10.html è http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/homepage.nsf/webpage/Contact+Us?opendocument çContact Region 10)
Do you want to comment on EPA regulations? (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/comments.htm) – “Our proposed regulations are almost always open to the public for comment, typically for 30-90 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. You can comment on them in several ways; each rule tells you how in its "Addresses" section. You can also learn more about commenting on our "Get Involved with EPA Regulations" page http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/getinvolved.html”
From the EPA’s own search engine, the link for the result of the search of the term “outlawing wood stoves”- http://nlquery.epa.gov/epasearch/epasearch?querytext=outlawing+wood+stoves&typeofsearch=epa&fld=&areaname=Laws+and+Regulations&areacontacts=+http%3A%2F%2Fwww.epa.gov%2Fepahome%2Fcomments3.htm&areasearchurl=&result_template=epafiles_default.xsl&filter=sample4filt.hts
The combined actions of an “army” grassroots Conservative activists can be powerful enough to turn back the tide of this wanton overreach of the EPA.
Barbara, thank you for posting this information. This is absolutely absurd....that wood burning stoves are under scrutiny....does this never end? There are many families whose sole heat comes from wood burning stoves. The EPA has caused a great deal of problems by overreaching.
Hope everyone weighs in on this thread.
Barbara, I thank you as well. Lots of family and friends that use wood buring stoves and even a furnace to heat their homes in the Pacific Northwest. To begin with these stoves and furnaces are manufactured under stringent EPA specifications already to make certain they omit the east amount of harm to the environment; this is simply Obama trying to force global warming down people's throats; that and to force his own concept of green energy. Wonder what he is going to do about the natural aspect of forest fires? These happen due to lightening strikes for the most part and have been happening for hundreds of years; it is natures what of protecting wildlife and the forests. It is good for the environment that this happens but will he and his group ever see that?