Letters to the Editor

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Tag: wood stoves

July
15th

CLIMATE: Information lacking on new stove

Re: “Tacoma company makes clean wood stove” (TNT, 7-14).

I read, with interest, your article about the new Greenwood Clean Energy wood furnace. When I first read it, it was like a breath of fresh air: clean, efficient burn, no smoke,renewable energy, made in Tacoma. And (according to Rod Tinnemore, from the state Department of Ecology) they were “tested according to the parameters we set up. We feel it does comply.”

Bravo!

But when I went back to review what was said about carbon emissions, I was disappointed to find nothing about it.

How can you write about anything

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Feb.
22nd

POLLUTION: Redraw burn ban boundaries

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

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