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Wood-burning stoves, fireplaces may become restricted at businesses

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 1, 2014 6:29 p.m.

    If we really want to clean up the air we should implement a system where cars are charged by the mile to drive on the roads rather than how much gasoline they use. This will make gas hogs more affordable.

    Then we ought to allow Rocky Mountain Power to charge people who put solar cells on their roof a special fee.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    June 1, 2014 8:17 p.m.

    @cjb

    Why not Rocky MT Power and the government offer free solar cells to all homes and just pay the flat fee some $50/month would be good!

  • Annalisa Woodland, CA
    June 2, 2014 7:15 a.m.

    It seems to me that people want to hold on to their old life style but have other people change to clean up the air. It is going to have to be a joint effort. Many things will have to change to clean up the air. If nothing changes nothing will change.

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    June 2, 2014 7:38 a.m.

    Its odd that a newspaper can run an article on wood burning stoves without mentioning just how dirty they are, here is a comment made by Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek on the subject:

    "Heating a home with a wood stove, she said, produces as much pollution as 200 natural-gas furnaces"

    And Rep. Edward Redd, R-Logan, said:

    "wood stoves make up as much as 7 percent of the pollution during winter inversions"

    In the quest to clean Salt Lake Valley air, wood heat looks the ultimate "low hanging fruit"!

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    June 2, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    And then there is the symbolic cancellation of fireworks for July 4, and July 24, by Mayor Becker. But he says nothing about eliminating the fireworks during the New Years celebration and the many fire pots around town at the time inversions are the worst. Real grandstanding for the cause.