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Hyperlinks to Articles of Interest January 2015

January 7, 2015 Wood-burning stoves in pollution shock Critics decry Montreal’s wood stove strategy Wood burning stove owners – it’s time to forage for Christmas tree bases

The Salt Lake Tribune Utah seeks comments on governor’s proposed ban on burning Op-ed: Clean-burning stoves minimize health risks More Spare the Air Alerts on the way Environmental Protection Agency And Refineries Clash Over Hazardous Air Pollution The EPA Uses Children (and Adults) as Guinea Pigs Tennessee home fires best when hot, clean U.S. Interior Secretary Criticizes Fracking Bans, Citing ‘a Lot of Misinformation’ Wednesday will be another no-burn day Letter: My wood-burning stove was the saving grace during Sunday’s blackout Have your winter heating costs been … burning through cash? Green energy is the past, not the future My view: Threat of wood-burning regulations Falstone: Isos tenants are fired up after being left in the cold EPA wants cleaner wood-burning fires, new rules expected by February Bay Area Wood Burning Banned For 5th Straight Spare The Air Day Salt Lake County health board bans wood burning on ‘voluntary’ action days Letter: Opposing burning ban Is Utah ready for the nation’s toughest wood-burning ban? Step Away From The Fireplace: Another No-Burn Day Physicians organization gives 17 reasons to ban wood burning New Coalition Proposes Alternative to Governor Herbert’s Wood Burning Ban Air Quality VS Quality of Life Wood Stove’s Smoke Evokes Court Fight, Save on Electric, Spend on Legal Fees Malloy to PURA regulators: Quit if you don’t like status quo Environmental concerns raised as oil companies take fresh look at fracking in Kentucky Baker appoints new energy team – Environmental advocates fear shift from Patrick’s policies Okanogan County under burn ban Wood burning stoves actually a good thing? Opposition to Proposed Winter Wood Burning Ban Heating Up MVM wins tender to transform heating plant to biomass fuel Consider installing an outdoor wood furnace ‘Green’ biomass boilers may waste billions in public money Tooele County hosts angry crowd at first wood burning ban hearing 2nd hearing on wood burning ban brings mixed input Lack of pellets causing concern for pellet stove owners Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas want to increase fees Air pollution bill gets initial OK Why GAO’s Ultra-Deferential Review of Sue and Settle at EPA Is a Joke Group says EPA-certified wood-burning stoves shouldn’t be banned Newport Beach pushes back; fire rings returning to beaches Room filled beyond capacity as citizens debate merits of banning wood burning in Utah Continued Discussion of the Wood Smoke Ban Guess What Day It Is: No. 20 ‘No Burn’ Obama’s Proposed Methane Emissions Cuts Ignore Existing Sources High radiation not a byproduct of shale drilling, DEP finds Pa. sees little radiation threat in fracking waste DEP sees little radiation threat in oil, gas drilling DEP says ‘little potential for harm’ to public from oil, gas development in Pa. Indiana Bill Would Nullify EPA Regulations in the State Keystone Pipeline and the ‘Myth’ of Global Warming California Oil Officials Release Deeply Flawed Fracking Environmental Review Detect and Protect Yourself From Radon Gas Friends of the Earth are the Enemies of Mankind EPA head defends methane rule from greens’ criticism Environmental cuts hurt Black, Brown communities say activists EPA faces internal review over scrubbed text messages The little-known trade deal that threatens your rights Georgia lawmakers need to protect taxpayers from the oppressive EPA Letters: Freeman, owner of Kuma Stoves, on Utah ban wood burning stoves Video game allows students to simulate air quality solutions in Utah Scrubbing the air of smog Group forms to push back against proposal to ban wood burning during winter months GreenSpace: Study: Concerns over children’s health motivates reduction in electricity use NAFTA inquiries important to credibility of environmental standards: Duncan Ban on fracking would be fresh start that Pa. needs Gas-Fired Power Plant Proposal Spurs Controversy in Westmoreland County 7 Things To Know About the EPA’s Methane Limits Air regulators ban “visible chimney smoke” from woodstoves in Eugene area

The Salt Lake Tribune: Stove industry, consumers see hope for Utah’s inversions in cleaner-burning technology As wood-fired kitchens grow in popularity, so do complaints over smoke in Bay Area Green fund ‘unused’ Oil and gas industry official questions Heartwell’s call for city moratorium on fracking Company responds to pipeline breach that spilled 50,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River Coughing Neighbors Make Bay Area Rethink Outdoor Cooking Bay Area May Crackdown on Outdoor Cooking Study Downgrades Climate Impact of Wood Burning It’s Ridiculous To Expect Shell And BP To Invest In Green Energy Shell companies violate Clean Air Act Motiva, other Shell entities, to pay $900,000 to settle EPA air pollution charges Shell Oil Company affiliates settle with EPA Home fires need to be kept burning Sierra Leone: Post-Ebola Rebuilding Is Bigger Than That of the War Is USAID helping Haiti Recover, or US Contractors to Make Millions? Penn Township looks to ban fracking within 600-foot buffer zone Olsen would like to see exceptions given for clean-burning wood stoves Letter: A 5 percent violator Public turns out for first hearing for Fairbanks air quality proposal EU Commission clarifies Clean Air Package plans U.S. Forest Service Withdraws Oil and Gas Drilling Approval in the Gunnison National Forest, Headwaters of the North Fork Valley China’s Environmental Enforcement Glitch Residential Clean Air is a Global Priority MEPs debate saved air rules before Circular Economy inquest Outdoor cooking, common courtesy & air pollution MY SMOKY HOUSE TODAY… PLUS TWO Old Commissioners, new revolving doors How to evaluate toxicity and develop good public policy Chelsea business owner says new EPA standards for wood burning stoves will impact market Warm and cozy: New law opens possibilities for those who want to heat with wood 8 things you should know about Utah’s air inversions Local retailers report hot market for alternative heating systems How an Overabundance of Clean Air Act Deadlines & “Agency Forcing” Citizen Suits Lead to Terrible Rulemakings Op-ed: We have a moral imperative to clean Utah’s air As President Obama Visits India, U.S. Embassy in Delhi Buys 1,800 Blueair Indoor Air Purifiers To Help Combat Impact Of Indian Capital’s Severe Air Pollution For the 21st Time This Season, No Wood Burning Allowed in San Rafael Health AIR POLLUTION: Sloppy lab work forces EPA to trash data, put state in Clean Air Act limbo Wood burning might help sustainable fuel problem Woodstove Change Out Program Launched For Cheshire County EPA Methane Rule Would Set Costly Bar for Oil and Gas Industry, Despite Current Reduction Efforts Letter: Science on wood-burning is inconsistent Air quality district orders 22nd wood burning ban of season for today Reversing regulation Energy industry says it’s on top of methane leaks, but environmentalists want oversight Comments about ‘Letter: Peanut butter ban?’ Fracking to be banned in national parks, Government concedes DEP releases study of radioactive oil and gas materials With Fracking Threatening Its Sole Drinking Water Source, A Coastal Community Fights Back Uneasy breathing: Leaders searching for air clearing solutions Bloomberg Philanthropies launches new Clean Energy Initiative New regulations to cut emissions from new wood-burning stoves in force Contractor issues surrounding carbon monoxide Outed by FOIA – EPA strategy memo reveals deep flaws in the integrity of the agency, and lack of integrity of the press

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