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A Fire in the Hearth: A Fundamental Human Right or Air Pollution?

Fire, one of the basic elements in our universe, is at the core of the Bay Area air quality debate.
Fire, one of the basic elements in our universe, is at the core of the Bay Area air quality debate.
This post in our opinion section is getting a great debate going about whether the right to burn a fire — an age-old tradition in the world's history — is being unfairly squashed by the Bay Area Air Quality Control District.

Folks who suffer from respiratory diseases such as asthma, of course, will argue it differently.

What do you think? Join the conversation.
Al Nymous January 07, 2014 at 10:50 AM
PGE would be very profitable by eliminating fireplaces. It would not be a far fetched conspiracy for PGE lobbying a group of unelected bureaucrats to take away fireplaces.
Bubba six pack January 07, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Many years ago, the cable companies financed the campaigns to declare TV antennae on homes a blight, and got many cities to ban them.
BJL January 07, 2014 at 02:58 PM
Here ya go... http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/11/how-to-easily-heat-your-home-using-flower-pots-and-tea-lights.html
novato 3per January 07, 2014 at 11:37 PM
How do the breathing-challenged ever manage to take a car or bus, or ferry what with the actual exhaust and fumes they must inadvertently be inhaling? No outcry there? Why is it any worse inside your home when a neighbor wishes to burn their stove or insert?Transportation not yet the target, just picking off a battle they think they can win..
novato 3per January 07, 2014 at 11:38 PM
EPA IS THINKING OF SCREWING US EVEN MORE - 90 DAYS TO COMMENT BEFORE THEY MAKE IT EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE AND DIFFICULT TO HAVE RENEWABLE WODD-BURNING HEAT AND CHEER IN YOUR HOME: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/07/epa-proposes-new-restrictions-for-new-wood-stoves/

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