We need for your help in ensuring that Governor Herbert does not veto H.B. 396.
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.
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.