About 12.4 million homes have a wood-burning stove. About 2.4 million households use them as their primary source of heat. As Obama drives up oil and coal prices, demand for wood-burning stoves have increased. In fact, Obama’s aggressive war against coal and oil has prompted many Americans to buy wood-burning boilers and furnaces.
Now the Obama administration is banning the sale of 80% of wood-burning stoves, claiming they pollute the environment.
By banning wood-burning stoves, Obama will increase the price of coal and oil even more, by increasing demand.
The logic used by the Obama administration would imply that fireplaces pose an equal or greater danger, depending on the style of fireplace. Will the Obama regime ban the construction of new fireplaces next?
The Environmental Protection Agency recently imposed restrictions on wood-burning stoves that will deal a blow to rural Americans who rely on wood to heat their homes.
Critics charge that the rule changes were enacted following pressure from environmental groups.
The EPA tightened restrictions in January on the level of fine airborne particulate emissions that wood-burning stoves can emit, from 15 micrograms per cubic meter to a maximum of 12 micrograms.
The EPA restrictions would ban the production and sale of the kinds of wood-burning stoves that compose 80 percent of those currently in use in the United States, Forbes reported.
“Although this is an ancient technology, it can provide a solution for high heating costs in many parts of the country,” Laura Huggins, a research fellow for both the Hoover Institution and the Property and Environment Research Center, told Newsmax.
“With up to one-third of this country’s energy consumption used for heating, policymakers would be wise to consider the benefits of wood as a heat source,” Huggins said.
In the face of tightening economies and rising heating costs, more Americans have been turning to cheaper, archaic sources for heat, especially those in poorer areas.
The number of households heating with wood grew 34 percent from 2000 to 2010, with 2.4 million homes, or 2.1 percent of U.S. housing units, using wood as their primary heating source, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly 10 million additional homes use wood to supplement their primary heat source, the U.S. Energy Information Administration disclosed.
Huggins said environmentalists should cheer the use of this energy source.
“Fuel for wood heating is a renewable resource, and under the right circumstances can be local and sustainable,” Huggins said.
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Lindy, most EPA restrictions have come from the Global Warming hoax, which was created by the Democrats and Al Gore. Just like all lawn mowers, chain saws, & other small engines, the EPA (Gov’t controlled agency) says no one is allowed to work on or adjust the carburetors because it would cause to much pollution? Even though you bought and own it, the Democrat controlled Gov’t takes away your right to work on your lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, etc. Why? Now most of North America has seen 20 year record setting Low temperatures! Everyone that has voted for any Democrat in the last 10 years will have to answer for bringing our country to it’s knees and lowering our position in the world. Strong example of the “Blind leading the Blind”.
KGB Chief Yuri Bezmenov gave a 1.21 minute interview on what Obama is doing .You tube is the easiest place to watch it .
What Republican started this crap? Since when did Obama cause oil prices to rise? Oil companies r mainly owned by Republicans, that’s who u need to go after, they’re the ones who get tax breaks & make millions from inflated prices! U r not thinking if u believe this propaganda!
Supply and Demand move independently…
Why the misleading title for this article? That is a propaganda of its own type. Putting the 80% figure in the title is just as sensational, but much more truthful.
This, I conjecture, is one of the reasons alternative media is so maligned. If you want to survive the jungle be truthful as possible and site your sources.
Agree completely-the truth is bizarre enough, please don’t widen the credibility gap with misleading headlines. “Just the facts, Ma’am…”
This latest restriction will bring the US one step closer to Agenda 21. Congratulations to all who thought this was a good idea–fools.
The regulation applies to newly-manufactured stoves.
Simply buy a used one after checking for safety. You might also have the safety of your current stove checked, and but any parts that might break.z7ec