On Tuesday, March 31st, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill preventing state regulators from
We need for your help in ensuring that Governor Herbert does not veto H.B. 396.
The Utah Legislature passed H.B. 396 and with the governor’s signature, ends the potential for a seasonal wood burning ban.
A bill has just been introduced in the Legislature to allow folks the freedom to use other wood-burning appliances on winter days when the air is clean.
Thanks to the public turnout, comments and petitions received, Bryce Bird, director of the DEQ, said that the proposed ban will be revised.
Hundreds of Utahns voiced their concerns about the Governor’s proposed wood burning ban during the last of the public hearings in Provo and Farmington.
In an impressive display of citizen participation, approximately 1,000 Utahns attended public meetings during the second week of hearings.
Approximately 700 combined Utahns turned out for public hearings in Brigham City and Ogden to protect their right to burn wood responsibly.
One week, two packed public hearings and 2,000 petitions later, Utahns make clear that their opinions will be heard.
Approximately 200 Utahns attended the first of seven public hearings regarding the proposed wood burning ban regulation to voice their concerns about the Governor’s proposed burn ban.
Wood stove changeouts can work in communities and regions of all types and sizes as a more effective solution than burning bans for improving air quality. The following video depicts the success story of one such community, Libby, Montana, that underwent its changeout in 2007.
With Governor Herbert’s pending regulation that would place a ban on all wood burning during the winter months, folks in Utah are raising their voices in support of protecting responsible burning. Hundreds of Utahns are signing petitions, submitting public comments and sharing their stories with the local media. They’re fighting to be heard, and they’re getting noticed.
On February 9, the brief window of opportunity will close to voice your concerns about the impact of Governor Herbert’s newly proposed regulation prohibiting the burning of all wood during Utah’s inversion season, including burning wood in low-emission hearth products certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
We’re a group of citizens concerned about air quality and health in Utah. We are also committed to making sure that the Air Quality Board enacts a more reasonable solution than Governor Herbert’s proposed total ban on wood burning during the winter months.