Skip to comments.Off Grid Attack: EPA To Outlaw Many Wood Burning Stoves
Posted on 02/19/2014 12:43:09 PM PST by xzins
Our ever so helpful government has decided that your wood burning stove is now a danger to the world. In another attempt to outlaw the off grid lifestyle, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the same agency that was recently caught using drones to spy on Americans, is now going after home owners who use Wood Burning Stoves to heat their homes.
Shortly after the re-election of President Obama, the agency announced new radical environmental regulations that threaten to effect people who live off the grid. The EPAs new environmental regulations reduce the amount of airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air.
This means that most wood burning stoves would now fall into a class that would deemed unacceptable under these new draconian measures. The EPA has even launched a nifty new website called burn wise to try to sway public opinion.
On their site, while trying to convince people to get rid of their old stoves and buy the new EPA-certified stoves, they state that these older stove must be scraped and cannot be resold.
From the EPA Site:
The local air pollution agency says I cant sell my old wood stove to help pay for an EPA-certified wood stove. Why is that? Replacing an older stove with a cleaner-burning stove will not improve air quality if the older stove is reused somewhere else. For this reason, wood stove change out programs usually require older stoves to be destroyed and recycled as scrap metal, or rendered inoperable.
Lets hope this doesnt fall under the jurisdiction of the newly created Department of Homeland Security Environmental Justice Units? The next thing you know we might all be getting a knock at the door
.. Your Neighbor reported that you might be burning some wood, do you mind if we take a look around?
EPA's Wood-Burning Stove Ban Deals Blow to Rural Homes http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/heat-energy-wood-stoves/2014/02/18/id/553372
Help me out here, how exactly is the off the grid lifestyle considered more dangerous and harmful to the environment than a typical electrical powered house or apartment? How exactly do they explain this?
Off the grid = less controllable.
For me, the scariest scene in any movie is the first 15 minutes of Inglorious Basterds. They will find you, no matter how inconsequencial you believe you are.
um, I spelled a word wrong. :-(
They can pry my wooden stove from my hot dead hands
That won't end well.
I open burn large amounts of wood every weekend as I clear some rural property and I plan on continuing to do so. Even if they try to ban that, I don’t think anyone around here would enforce the ban.
A 55-gallon drum can easily be converted into a woodburning stove. We had one in our log cabin, and it kept our uninsulated box of logs quite toasty, even in the nastiest of central Illinois winters.
How many micrograms per cubic meter does it produce if I burn heaping piles of brainless EPA documents?
“that threaten to effect people”
that threaten to affect people
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