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Utah Gov. Signs Wood Burning Bill

On Tuesday, March 31st, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill preventing state regulators from

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Help Make Sure Governor Herbert Signs the Bill to Prohibit Seasonal Wood Burning Bans

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

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Utah Burning Ban is One Step from Defeat!

The Utah Legislature passed H.B. 396 and with the governor’s signature, ends the potential for a seasonal wood burning ban.

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New Bill Provides Common-Sense Solution to 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.

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Proposed Burning Ban Nearly Buried, But Not Dead

Thanks to the public turnout, comments and petitions received, Bryce Bird, director of the DEQ, said that the proposed ban will be revised.

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Public Hearing Update – Farmington & Provo

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.

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Week Two – Utahns Keep Up the Pressure

In an impressive display of citizen participation, approximately 1,000 Utahns attended public meetings during the second week of hearings.

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Brigham City & Ogden Public Hearings Overflow

Approximately 700 combined Utahns turned out for public hearings in Brigham City and Ogden to protect their right to burn wood responsibly.

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A Successful First Week – In Review

One week, two packed public hearings and 2,000 petitions later, Utahns make clear that their opinions will be heard.

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Packed Public Hearing in Tooele

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.

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Community Achieves Cleaner Air with Changeout Effort

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.

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Utahns Speak Out on Burning Ban

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.

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Be Heard At Upcoming Public Meetings

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).

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Utahns for Responsible Wood Burning: Committed to Lower Emission Hearth Products and Better Air for Utah

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.

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