Please let Governor Gary Herbert know that you appreciate him standing with Utahns for Responsible burning by signing H.B. 396 and protecting your right to burn wood responsibly.
“To just have an all-out ban on all wood burning is a knee-jerk reaction that would have many negative consequences.”
“Once our insert is up to temperature, all you see are heat waves coming out of our chimney pipe. These new stoves burn wood much more efficiently and use much less wood. They are constructed to use radiant heat more efficiently, and burn gasses that might not otherwise get burned. All this translates into far less particulate emissions.
With today’s new technologies in wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts, burning wood need not be eliminated.”
“A full ban would punish those who have invested thousands of dollars upgrading their wood stoves to EPA-compliant models that burn more cleanly”