Re: “EPA deadline drives state to boost air rules” (TNT, 2021).
The air pollution regulators are at it again relative to restricting wood-stove burning in our area.
They just don’t understand that enforcing burn bans based on artificial political boundaries doesn’t work. For example, under a King County burn OK and a Pierce County burn bank, a home on the Enumclaw side of White River could burn away legally, while a home a few feet across the river in Buckley would be banned from burning and subject to heavy penalties and fines.
The regulators should be smart enough to realize that new burning zone boundaries need to be created that take into account typical wind patterns, heavily concentrated population and industrial areas, traffic density patterns and past pollution problem areas.
Until they do this, our citizens and elected officials should fight any actions to increase wood stove air pollution regulations.