2011 Sept. 26 to Oct. 2: WEEKLY RAWSEP: Pending U.S. States statewide OWB & wood stove legislation, State by State

2011 Sept. 26 to Oct. 2: WEEKLY RAWSEP: Pending U.S. States statewide OWB & wood stove legislation, State by State

All States: Legal ruling of $50,000 damages to neighbor of wood burner in Canada may impact U.S. decisions

2011 Sept. 22: Canada, Ontario, Windsor: Burning up over nuisance smoke

AL – unknown

AK – PENDING Fairbanks wood stove regulation. See RAWSEP Brochure for AK. On Oct. 5 2010 voters voted yes by 60% (roughly 9,000 voted yes, 6,000 voted no and 78,000 residents of Fairbanks did not vote) on Proposition A which meant Fairbanks voters rejected home heating fines for wood smoke
Proposition A passage does not prevent PENDING Fairbanks wood stove regulation. Two quotes about passage of Propostion A by Fairbanks: “I’m concerned air quality is going to get worse,” Hopkins said. “That relates to health, the air people breathe, and the economy.” About the Fairbanks vote, one resident commented: We have one or two people with bad outdoor wood boilers periodically shutting down wood river elementary. The school nurse has recorded record numbers of complaints regarding breathing problems and eye problems whenever these boilers are fired up. How do we stop these people from hurting our children without having fines? I’d really like to hear the solution from everyone who voted “yes” on A. It is easy to say “Don’t fine me!” but hard to actually solve the problem.State, federal agencies consider intervening in Jan. 2011. Woodriver Elementary receives overhaul of ventilation system in attempt to deal with air pollution of outdoor wood boilers nearby in Feb. 2011. In March 2011 State Authorities cited an OWB owner near Woodriver Elementary. A petition calling for OWB bans with fines in Fairbanks led to a scheduling for a vote on Oct. 4, 2011.  Vote YES on Prop. 2 on Oct. 4.

2011 Sept. 27: AK Fairbanks: Have a heart & COMMENTS (Vote YES on Prop. 2 on Oct. 4)

2011 Sept. 27: AK Fairbanks: Right to breathe & COMMENTS (Vote for Prop. 2 on Oct. 4)

2011 Oct. 2: AK Fairbanks: COMMENT on Proposition 2 and the future of Alaska

2011 Oct. 2: AK: Fairbanks: Prop 2 alternative COMMENT and Newspaper Editorial excerpts

2011 Sept. 29: AK Fairbanks: (OWBs mentioned):Time Magazine: 10 worst polluted cities in U.S.: 7. Visalia-Porterville, Calif./Hilo, Hawaii/Modesto, Calif./Fairbanks, Alaska

2011 Sept. 29: AK Fairbanks: RAWSEP View: “Funding sources very different on two sides of Proposition 2 wood stove debate.” That’s the real story. RE: Funding is about equal on bothsides of the Proposition 2 wood stove debate & COMMENTS

2011 Oct. 1: AK Fairbanks: (Vote for Prop. 2 on Oct. 4) Wild Flier

2011 Sept. 30: AK Fairbanks: Engulfed in smoke

2011 Sept. 30: AK Anchorage & Fairbanks: Wood stove smoke-scrubber gets mixed reviews in Fairbanks

2011 Sept. 29: AK Fairbanks: RAWSEP View: ClearStak device used, wood smoke complaints continued near Woodriver Elementary. RE: Proposition 2 opponents tout a small device as an answer to air pollution

2011 Sept. 29: AK Fairbanks: (Vote yes on Prop. 2 on Oct. 4) Smoke and bluster & COMMENT

2011 Sept. 29: AK & CT: Outdoor wood furnace smoke still a problem after catalytic converters installed

2011 Sept. 28: AK Fairbanks: (Prop. 2) Ballot myths

2011 Sept. 28: AK Fairbanks: New nonprofit gains state grant for wood boiler retrofit work

2011 Sept. 25: AK Fairbanks: Proposition 2 becomes hot issue on October ballot in Fairbanks

2011 Sept. 27: AK Fairbanks: (Vote for Prop. 2, ignore bad information) Letter to the Editor about Bad information from opponents of Prop. 2 & COMMENTS

2011 Sept. 26: AK Fairbanks: Part 2 Comments on Proposition 2 Explained

2011 Sept. 25: AK Fairbanks: COMMENTS on Answers to frequently asked Proposition 2 questions

2011 Sept. 26: AK Fairbanks: Outdoor boilers’ true cost: Kids, neighbors bear the burden & COMMENTS (Vote Yes on Prop. 2 on Oct. 4)

AZ – unknown

AR – unknown

CA – unknown, seasonal wood stove regulations in localities

CO – unknown

CT -Number of municipalities with OWB bans in CT: 17. See RAWSEP Brochure for CT. KILLED IN COMMITTEE CT Senate Bill S.B. 126 statewide To add wood smoke to the public health nuisance list and to ban outdoor wood-burning. April 2011 CT Legislature Bill 830 has been promised to be modified enough to be acceptable to wood burning pollution opponents.

2011 Sept. 29: CT: (PHOTO) A backyard near an OWF

2011 Sept. 29: AK & CT: Outdoor wood furnace smoke still a problem after catalytic converters installed

DE – unknown

FL – unknown

GA – unknown

HI – unknown
ID – unknown
IL – unknown
IN – See RAWSEP Brochure for IN Indiana. PENDING #05-332 statewide OWB regulations DRAFT #05-332 statewide OWB regulations (please public comment to STRENGTHEN BILL before FINAL passage ) You need to write, call, e-mail the Governor and IDEM (teasterly@idem.in.gov) as well as Dr. James Miner MD Chairman of the Air Board (Ent88@aol.com) and demand better for all Hoosiers. March 2 2011 board passed statewide OWB regulations, only implementing one of the three major suggestions of anti-woodsmoke-pollution-activists. On June 6, 2011 there will be a summit on Indiana’s Air Quality held in Indianapolis.
IA – unknown
KS – unknown
KY – unknown
LA – unknown
ME – Some statewide regulations on OWBs (Phase II for new installations passed Jan. 2010), which are not stringent enough.
MD – unknown
MA – unknown, Industrial Biomass burning questioned
MI – unknown
MN – unknown
MS – unknown
MO – unknown
MT – unknown
NE – unknown
NV – unknown
NH – unknown
NJ – Statewide OWB regulations passed 2008
NM – unknown
NY – See RAWSEP Brochure for NY. NY DEC Regulations passed on new OWBs. You called or emailed your legislator in NY to oppose a new bill introduced by OWB lobbyists to delay implementation of statewide rules. On May 28, 2011 a NY judge issued an injunction to the NY DEC to enforce OWB regulations NOW. There will be a hearing on the ruling in June 2011.
NC – unknown
ND – unknown
OH – PENDING statwide OWB regulations 2010
OK – unknown
OR – unknown, seasonal wood stove regulations in localities
PA – IN EFFECT as of Oct. 2, 2010: 25 PA. Code CHS. 121 and 123 statewide OWB regulations
RI – 2011 April 6 RI State Senate version of OWB bill will be heard. Opponents of OWB pollution expected to testify. PENDING RI House of Reps. H7064 statewide OWB regulations 2010
SC – unknown
SD – unknown
TN – unknown
TX – unknown
UT – unknown
VT – PENDING statewide OWB regulations
VA – unknown
WA – statewide OWB ban, seasonal wood stove regulations in localities
WV – unknown
WI – See RAWSEP Brochure for WI. unknown
WY – unknown
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