Democrats, EPA crack down on wood-burning at home

11/17/13. Democrats, EPA crack down on wood-burning at home. Joe Saunders, bizpacreview.com

Burning wood just isn’t green enough. Only weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency effectively banned 80 percent of the wood-burning stoves money-saving Americans use to heat their homes, the attorneys general of seven states are suing to force the agency to crack down on wood-burning water heaters.

The suit argues that the oldest heating method known to man – and a mainstay of poor, rural homes – is a health hazard, according to CNS News. .

The lawsuit, filed last month by the attorneys general of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont – Democrats all, obviously – demands that the EPA start regulating the heaters. The plaintiffs claim the devices “increase particle pollution to levels that cause significant health concerns,” according to CNS News.

Suing the EPA to get stricter about regulation is like suing Joe Biden to say something stupid,

so the lawsuit is clearly friendly to the regulators of the Obama-hyper state. They get to impose their will on the rest of us again, with the cover of a court order.

“There’s no real dispute here,” Dr. Dale Dunn, a physician and policy adviser for the conservative Heartland Institute, told CNS News.

The lawsuit, he said, is “more akin to professional wrestling than an actual case. It’s another expansion of the leviathan.”

“EPA wants them to file the lawsuit because it wants to put the new regulation in effect, but it doesn’t have the statutory authority to do so,” Dunn said. “It’s like Brer Rabbit saying, ‘Please don’t throw me in the briar patch!’”

The lawsuit comes just after the EPA “cracked down” on wood-burning stoves by banning 80 percent of them from use – “forced” by a court order, naturally. The action also follows the out-of-control agency’s pattern of doing with regulation what it can’t do with democracy: “greenhouse gas” rules, King Canute-like fuel economy standards for cars (62 mpg by 2025), and its war on the coal industry.

We have three more years of an Obama EPA, which wants nothing more than to regulate every jot and tittle of American life, from doctor’s offices to the wood poor people use to heat their water.

A boiling point is coming – and Democrats in Congress know it.

 

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3 Responses to Democrats, EPA crack down on wood-burning at home

  1. Brittius says:

    I am on the e-mailing list of efireplacestore.com, and I contacted them. From what they said, older non-efficient units of around 1985 and earlier are wasteful in fuel and, emit higher unburned exhaust vapors. The newer units burn wood for a longer period of time and give more heat. Boilers, I do not know. In both of my homes, I had in the big old house, an open hearth fireplace that I had installed by a local distributor, a firebox, and then it gave really nice heat. In the second house that was destroyed in the flood last year, it had a wood burning stove that was old but very nice.

  2. J. Ralston says:

    By your logic, it will be just fine when the EPA bans the sale of all cars made before 1985 on the secondary market because they are not as efficient as new models. You know…big brother knows best.

  3. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Democrats, EPA crack down on wood-burning at home

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