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Jefferson Exchange | January 15, 2014 | 8:00
10:36 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Wood Stoves Get A Cleaning

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Rachel Sakata explains the changes likely coming to newly manufactured wood stoves.

Not very long ago, Oregon and other states sued the federal government to force a new set of regulations on wood stoves and heaters. 

And here they come… the Environmental Protection Agency just announced a proposal for stricter standards, so newer wood-burning heaters will burn cleaner. 

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Winter Air Stagnation
5:27 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Woodburning Advisories For Wednesday, 11/27/13

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The slow-moving air mass over the region is providing little wind, and smoke is building up in some of the valleys and basins.

Wood stoves and fireplaces need to cut back on burning due to these advisories for November 27, 2013:

  • Jackson County: Red
  • Klamath County: Yellow
  • Lane County: Red
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Jefferson Exchange | October 15, 2013
11:11 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Suing The Feds Over Wood Smoke Regulation

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Air quality expert Merlyn Hough discusses wood smoke and the lawsuit against the EPA.

Too much wood smoke is bad for you. 

That's well established by research, and so the federal Environmental Protection Agency regulates the particulate matter that makes up wood smoke. 

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Want Review Of Emissions
6:28 am
Thu October 10, 2013

EPA Sued By Oregon And Other States

Seven states, including Oregon, are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over health-damaging air pollution from outdoor wood-fired boilers that have become popular for residential heating.

The lawsuit fired Wednesday asks a federal court to order the EPA to review and adopt updated emissions limits for the boilers.

Jeff Manning of the Oregon Department of Justice says 25-year old rules should be updated to require sales of newer, cleaner-burning stoves. He says owners of old stoves will be allowed to keep the ones they have, and not be required to buy a new one.

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