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In addition, it does not include any requirements associated with wood heaters or other wood-burning appliances that are already in use. The EPA continues to encourage state, local, tribal, and consumer efforts to change out (replace) older heaters with newer, cleaner, more efficient heaters, but that is not part of this Federal rulemaking. T
Perhaps her point is that she wants to overturn federal regulations to include residential wood stoves that she does not approve of????
Or "dam veterinarians - trying to impose her demands on her neighbours despite having no legal authority to do so"
She worked as a mechanic on planes in the late 70s at Elmendorf AFB, so as an Air Force veteran, she might already have done that much time outside in the dead of winter without heat.
By sueing the EPA, she has forced the EPA to issue an ruling of non-atainment for the state of alaska.
I don't think wood smoke is a problem at the North Pole.
I mistakenly referenced it for Fairbanks but it is really for the North Pole
A certain Greek, named Socrates might disagree.
It also doesn't advance but debate but rather it misdirects it.
We haven't even determined if these regulations apply to people who's primary heat source are wood burning ovens.
The Clean Air Act requires areas like Fairbanks that fail to meet clean air standards to bring themselves into compliance within six years of being deemed non-compliant. Fairbanks has missed this deadline—in fact, it doesn’t even have an approved plan to bring itself into compliance—and the law requires EPA now to designate the Borough as a “serious non-attainment area,” triggering stricter pollution control requirements to finally meet clean air standards. EPA has missed its deadline to re-designate the area, and the groups’ suit seeks to enforce this latest in a string of missed deadlines.
originally posted by: desert
a reply to: Greven
Yeah, the air pollution is really quite bad in North Pole
From the News-Miner
Air pollution in North Pole worse than Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Detroit combined
“We could smell chemicals outside the house and also coming into the room where me and my infant daughter at the time slept,” she said.
Francesco said she took multiple trips to the emergency room in the wintertime because of her daughter’s breathing problems.
“Doctors called it croup the first few times,” Francesco said. “After that, her pediatrician called it asthma.”
After the family moved, the ER visits stopped and Francesco said her daughter’s coughing fits decreased.
The North Pole referred to is a neighbourhood southeast of Fairbanks and certainly has a lot of wood smoke
READ the OP - it specifically refers to a law suit brought against the EPA for failing to designate Fairbanks as a non-attaiment area.
So, wood smoke is not a problem. See, that's one of the questions I asked earlier. You're the first one to answer it.
We of the North are extremely familiar with this kind of "non-pollution" and recognise for what it is.
The E.P.A. could declare the entire area to be in “serious” noncompliance of the Clean Air Act early next year, with potentially huge economic implications, including a cutoff of federal transportation funds.