The want us to believe it's a damn Privilege to burn a fire in our homes? They control FIRE? The most fundamental element of civilization??!!! Give me a break!
novato 3per January 05, 2014 at 08:48 PM
I'm just asking for freedom of choice. I'm an honest working father and husband who is just getting by, not eligible for any assistance, don't want any, I don't qualify for any PG&E breaks, I don't get subsidized housing, no free healthcare, I pay my mortgage, my taxes, my kids don't get free school lunch , we wouldn't want a free lunch, we just want to be left alone to pay our own way and save money where we can. Supplementing our home heating with a clean burning fire has always been a way to keep my family warm and happy, and save a few $$ to put back into our budget. I don't have more affordable technology Duigou..You can't see the air coming out of MY chimney..did you see my comments on the drawbacks of forced air...the drying of the sinuses, blowing of dust and contaminants WITHIN my house??? SHOW me the science behind these laws in this location, PLEASE!
ken January 06, 2014 at 05:17 AM
Novato 3per you are.100% percent right forced furnaces account for alot of asthma problems, and lets face the fact our air is nothing like Los Angeles. Another fact the more spare the air days Bay Area Quality district can declare the more funding they can get from the state. They are serving their own interests not the people they are trying to blame falsely. How many people have gotten asthma related problems from outside air as opposed to stale recirculated inside air. As a person with 24 plus years in the air conditioning industry. Saying outside air causes asthma and trips to the ER is like saying the police cause crime, and you know thats not true more scare tacticts from a beuracracy trying to justify there existence, and trying to get more power over us all
Dick and Gloria Casey January 06, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Follow the money...the dirtier they can claim the air is, the more money they get to burden us.....never changes...when I was a kid, people with breathing problems moved to Ariz. They still have room there I believe...............this is just another "government control" subject...what is amazing, is we are told to "turn in our neighbors" if they cheat. Hitler had the kids turn in their folks...........................D.
Citizen January 07, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Please Google "wood smoke" and "health effects" to find out more about the toxicity of wood smoke pollution. The World Health Organization, the EPA, the American Lung Association, and Utah Physicians for Clean Air all agree: wood smoke contains small particles as well as chemicals like benzene and PAHs that are very harmful to human health (or see: http://tinyurl.com/yod9f8). We all benefit from clean air: burning is optional, breathing isn't. See http://familiesforcleanair.org for more information.
Citizen Too January 07, 2014 at 04:41 PM
Many wood burning stoves, at least those manufactured in the last 20 years have a catalytic converter built in so it removes over 90% of particles from the smoke it puts out--that can also be seen in the amount of ash it creates which those of us who own such stoves know is negligible (I clean mine once every two months if that much). I just received my PG&E bill for the cold cycle we had and for which most of we were not allowed to burn wood and it broke my monthly budget. If we are not allowed to burn wood for heating than an adjustment needs to be made to our bills to compensate for that period. Having an all or nothing situation just causes more resentment and causes people to be angry and not want to cooperate. A compromise needs to be found.


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