Letter: Wood burning adds to air problem

As air pollution control officer for the Butte County Air Quality Management District, I'd like to respond to Juanita Sumner's Nov. Full Story
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steveg

United States

#1 Dec 7, 2008
Just one more control of ones life by our government.
steveg

United States

#2 Dec 7, 2008
United Air lines has to send their planes out of state to get them painted because of our air polution regulations. I have to buy my deck paint from another county because the paint I use is illegal in this county. I have to buy my chain saw gas cans in Nevada (which are shipped from Sacramento) because they are illegal in California. I have to buy the magazines for my guns in Nevada because they are illegal to buy in California. And I bought my wood stove in Nevada because of the crazy laws. The list goes on!
Joe Sixpack

United States

#3 Dec 7, 2008
Between the authoritarian left-wing do-gooders and the right-wing fascists like Bush, the average person will have almost no freedom of choice left.
juanita sumner

Chico, CA

#4 Dec 7, 2008
Mr. Waggoner,

When I spoke to you on the phone about 4 years ago, you told me dirt roads were a major contributor to particulate air pollution in Butte County, all year round, unless they are soaking wet.

Steve Ertle, another man in your office, told me gas leaf blowers and other two-stroke engines should be BANNED all together. Yet these are still allowed, all year round. Within an hour my neighbor will be out using his, and he will use it all morning without a single restriction. When he comes along my sideyard, I have to shut my windows or his gas fumes will fill my house.

You hand me a pile of science, with no proof, to explain the emphasis on wood stoves, and I'm sorry, I think it's a crock of you know what. When you place the same restrictions on blowers and other polluters, maybe you will get my ear. Until then, I will continue to clean my chimney as needed and use good dry wood and light my stove whenever it's cold. I am not going to sacrifice my family's comfort or finances so people like you can look good at some state convention.
vern

Citrus Heights, CA

#5 Dec 7, 2008
Yea, Jim;

When you can bring down the cost of other forms of energy used to heat our homes then maybe we will stop using the wood burning options. Until then this is what is called, "doing what you can afford to do for survival",I understand the problems of poor conditions, but I also understand the problems of no heat because people cannot afford the high cost of electricty, gas, propane, fuel oil, or whatever they use. I'm sure you would agree, at least in part with this, if not then you are part of the problem and not the solution.
vern

Citrus Heights, CA

#6 Dec 7, 2008
You go girl, this is just another example of our totally f'ed up government thinking and a fine example of how it really operates. They always find the easiest mark for them to pick on and then they go after you, the little guy, because the other things that are worse have too many people that would be against them, so here they come after you. Keep the letters coming Juanita, we got your back.
juanita sumner wrote:
Mr. Waggoner,
When I spoke to you on the phone about 4 years ago, you told me dirt roads were a major contributor to particulate air pollution in Butte County, all year round, unless they are soaking wet.
Steve Ertle, another man in your office, told me gas leaf blowers and other two-stroke engines should be BANNED all together. Yet these are still allowed, all year round. Within an hour my neighbor will be out using his, and he will use it all morning without a single restriction. When he comes along my sideyard, I have to shut my windows or his gas fumes will fill my house.
You hand me a pile of science, with no proof, to explain the emphasis on wood stoves, and I'm sorry, I think it's a crock of you know what. When you place the same restrictions on blowers and other polluters, maybe you will get my ear. Until then, I will continue to clean my chimney as needed and use good dry wood and light my stove whenever it's cold. I am not going to sacrifice my family's comfort or finances so people like you can look good at some state convention.
Vern

AOL

#7 Dec 7, 2008
Do something about all the drive through's.
Close them down and make fatty waddle in to get his or her lard or fast food. That's it ...
less engines sitting there idling = less air pollution. Genius!
Mother Nature

Chico, CA

#8 Dec 7, 2008
I wonder how much of the pollution has to do with chemtrtails? Keep your eyes on the sky this winter. You will see for yourself.

http://www.alivemagazine.com/691a2a2.php...

http://www.rense.com/general82/chemit.htm
Vern

AOL

#10 Dec 7, 2008
I live near Mud Creek and all year long we have dirt bikes and ATV's riding up and down the levy
all day and even at night, Myself and neighbors have to deal with all the dirt they spew in the air not to mention the exhaust. We complain to the county but nothing gets done. Our homes and cars get coated from all the dirt they kick up. Then we have a readymix Concrete plant on the Esplanade and there is another one on the Skyway. Take a look at all the particulate and chemicals
being dumped into the air from these before you start bitching about folks using wood stoves
to heat their homes. I do not own a wood stove but am planning on doing so in the very near future and I'll use it as I damm well please ... so put that in your pipe and smoke it.
stephens1949

Redding, CA

#11 Dec 7, 2008
DITTO to posts 1 through 9. THANKS folks.
steveg

United States

#12 Dec 7, 2008
Mother Nature wrote:
I wonder how much of the pollution has to do with chemtrtails? Keep your eyes on the sky this winter. You will see for yourself.
http://www.alivemagazine.com/691a2a2.php...
http://www.rense.com/general82/chemit.htm
Chemtrails is nothing more than ice and smoke from all those nasty wood stoves!
FartMan99

Hayward, CA

#13 Dec 7, 2008
Geeso- When are we going to receive citations for passing flatulence? How many eco-freaks fart? Bet that is ok because it is a natural body function, lol... let r rip! Id much rather smell a wood stove than a stinky fart!

“CSUC c/o 09 ”

Since: Sep 08

Knights Landing, CA

#15 Dec 7, 2008
vern, i actually was stopped by a sheriff while riding my dirtbike along mud creek, he informed me that the area isnt ok to ride at ... a few other people i know have had the same thing happen ... i no longer own the dirtbike so it isnt an issue for me anymore, but most of the people i know who still ride go to cohassett now ... im suprised people are still riding mud creek because the sheriff said the fines are pretty high once they start imposing them.

“Gay Rights Are Human Rights”

Since: Nov 08

Cherokee, CA

#16 Dec 7, 2008
My choice is between a cord of dry oak at $200 or a full 1,000 gallon propane tank at $2,500 or more to heat my home this winter. I am on a fixed income - took me about 1/2 second to decide to buy the wood. My woodstove though is pretty clean - has a second firing chamber to burn the particles in the smoke before they go up the chimney. Still, the idea of banning woodstoves in the county is outrageous.
Fartman99

United States

#18 Dec 7, 2008
LOL!!!! No kidding La Migra...

Air quality doesnt matter south of the border. That place is so full of air pollution, filthy water, etc. You ought to see the brown trout floating in Puerto Vallarta.

Hey do-gooder eco- freaks!!! heres a job for ya- Why dont you go down to Mexico or over to China and force your Nazi-like tactics on them and leave us civilized people alone!!!
Chapmantown

Sacramento, CA

#20 Dec 7, 2008
"Wood burning adds to air problem", and breathing releases carbondioxide in the air leading to the greenhouse effect......so dont do both-"..authoritarian left-wing do-gooders and the right-wing fascists like Bush, the average person will have almost no freedom of choice left."

“CSUC c/o 09 ”

Since: Sep 08

Knights Landing, CA

#21 Dec 7, 2008
La Migra wrote:
<quoted text>There is a barbed wire fence but someone keeps cutting it anyway
well i dont know where on the area you live but i would ride it from the airport and around and never encountered any tyoe fence of any type as long as i entered thru a lot on eaton.
suzie

Paradise, CA

#22 Nov 6, 2012
what lot on eaton is the access i am new here and heard there was some where close to esplanade along the
slammin211s wrote:
<quoted text>
well i dont know where on the area you live but i would ride it from the airport and around and never encountered any tyoe fence of any type as long as i entered thru a lot on eaton.
suzie

Paradise, CA

#23 Nov 6, 2012
where is that lot on eaton

“Never Fear”

Since: Oct 12

Cape Cod

#24 Nov 7, 2012
It's time for the wood stove Nazi's

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