When it comes down to voting, you can procrastinate, saying
"It's too expensive," or "It's not good enough," or
"It's not fair," or "It kills jobs," or you can be on the
side of the future. I vote for our future.
Vance S, BROOKFIELD, VT
I respect businesses who address human needs in regard to
the Earth's welfare.
The need to stay warm is a matter of survival . Wood heat
provides a renewable and clean source of heat as long as the designers of wood
stoves can make appliances that function well and burn emissions efficiently.
Having owned and operated a catalytic wood stove for over 10 years, I can say
that the cleanliness and efficiency were astonishing to me as I had grown up in
a home with an old steel stove and fireplaces. The catalytic stove was clean,
easy to operate and burned so well I heated my entire house on a few cords of
wood each winter...and walked around in a tee shirt every night no matter how
cold it was outside.
There is NOTHING like wood heat...and NOTHING BETTER than
clean burning wood heat.
It's good for our health, comfort, pocketbooks and future of
this beautiful Earth. All of what the EPA is proposing is only ensuring of a
cleaner future for the planet and an easier time for consumers to find a new
alternative to their old wood heater. I support this petition strongly.
Kristie H, GROVELAND, MA
Here in north central Wisconsin, wood stoves, furnaces and
boilers are more popular than ever. Unfortunately, the easy way to know this is
drive around and count the houses with the thick dark cloud billowing from a a
smoke stack, day in and day out. Going on fifty years, cars have been getting
more and more emission efficient, it's high time wood and pellet stoves do the
same to conserve our wood resources and what's left of our atmosphere.
Steve P, BOWLER, WI
Have owned wood-burning stove with a catylic converter since
moving to NC (Northern) in 1995. Has been our main source of heat. Works
Paul S, GASTON, NC
Our kids are subjected to enough chemicals in our foods,
they don't have to fight clean air also. I think that this is easy enough for
us to achieve.
Bruce L, BURLINGAME, KS
Wood has been a staple in home heating for many years and is
a renewable resource. It makes since to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
wherever we can and to keep wood burning sustainable cleaner stoves and
furnaces are a must.
Jim T, LOWELL, MI
I am all for clean air and everyone needs to do all they can.
Eddie G, WILLS POINT, TX
We need to support renewable heat sources that are clean.
John N, JOHNSON CITY,
To help clean up the air and stop companies from selling
junk stoves that belch smoke. Besides: Do the thing that is right because it is
the right thing to do!
Dennis C, CHESANING,
I'm a grandmother who wants to leave a healthy environment
to my grandchildren and beyond.
Suzanne W, PORT MURRAY, NJ
Clean air is vital to all of us here and abroad. Air
pollution is the eighth highest cause of death in the entire world.
John C, BROWNSVILLE, VT
My vocation was designing stoves, wood burning mostly. These
new standards are very possible to achieve. Any manufacture should and can do
it. Better and efficient appliances also means less wood and fuss. Hard to
Allan W, BROOKFIELD, VT
I believe the new emissions standards proposed by EPS is a
significant step in improving residential emissions for wood burning
appliances. Having a single emission limit for all types wood and pellet stoves
finally evens the playing field between the different technologies and allows
home owners to be confident that their new stove is efficiently designed.
The future of this industry will be lead by innovation.
Catalytic stoves have evolved significantly over the last two decades, with
breakthroughs in stove combustion and catalytic combustor technology.
A wise man once told me that if you can run a dishwasher and
clean a lint trap, you can operate and maintain a catalytic stove.
Pete P, NEEDHAM, MA
I want cleaner air for my children and their children and
Elaine O, NORWICH, VT
Wood and Sunshine are the best heat in the world. Sunshine
is clean and woodstoves, properly constructed, can be just as clean!
Phil W, CORNISH, NH
It is important for all industries to take responsibility
for their impact on health, the environment, and efficient use of natural
resources and to innovate to that end. The wood heat industry is behind in this
when compared to other industries. I have had the privilege to work in a lab
setting testing technology solutions that produce clean and efficient results.
I know that it is possible and has obvious and exciting potential to become
even better. It is time to make the players in the industry step up to the
challenge because it is the right thing to do for health reasons, environmental
reasons, and in the best long term interest of the industry .
Lewis T, CLAREMONT, NH
About 6 years ago my family retired an old smoke dragon of a
stove, and replaced it with a high efficiency catalytic woodstove.
Not only was this decision a "good neighbor" thing
to do, it also reduced our annual wood consumption, as well as our need for
propane heat. Our decision has translated directly into cleaner conditions in
our neighborhood as well as a reduced financial burden for my family through
our long New England winters.
We’ve found our catalytic stove simple to operate, so easy
in fact that my now 8 and 5 year old children quickly learned how, and when, to
engage the catalytic combustor.
All too often it is easy to tell who is burning wood in most
neighborhoods. If the EPA were to pass the proposed tighter standards, I would
expect to see more and more chimneys that look like mine, clean and clear.
Derek D, CLAREMONT, NH
Continued progress on lowering emissions and increasing
efficiency is critical to ensuring that the market expand allowing residential
wood burning not being marginalized to rural applications and not making a
greater contribuiton to America's use of local renewable energy.
Harold G, MONTPELIER, VT
Please make sure that we have clean air to breath. A lot of
illness come from the air that is contaminated with pollution. We have the RIGHT to inhale fresh clean
Suzanne L, NOVI, MI
It's been long overdue to increase the efficiency and
emissions standards of America's number one renewable energy. Let's make clean,
affordable, renewable energy accessible to all!
Sat J, TAKOMA PARK, MD
No only does the technology make the air cleaner, but
what I see as the even more important and beneficial reason is you get more
heat out of the wood you burn therefore you burn less wood! Wood is a much
better source of heat than home heating oil which is nasty stuff to handle.
Ever hear of a wood spill? Everything about wood is good.
Stephen D, Spanish
I live in the outskirts of a major urban area, but many
homes in my neighborhood heat with wood stoves for various reasons. As
self-sustainability becomes more integrated into the urban lifestyle, we can't
depend on each individual to make the best choices when it comes to clean air.
As much as I value the rights of the individual, it has been proven time and
time again to not be always be in my best interest. At times, governance is
needed, and I firmly believe this is one of those times.
Lisa D, COLUMBUS, OH
So that we can breathe clean air.
Kathleen G, GROVELAND, MA
Catalytic combustion technology is here. We need to use it.
John H, NORWICH, VT
Suzanne M, NORWICH, VT
Doug O, TUNBRIDGE, VT
I use a wood stove and I have a son with asthma. It's important to keep
our air clean and wood available as heat. This is an achievable and
Mark B, BALTIMORE, MD
Clean air. Energy efficiency.
Linda Z, CHESTER, MD
For the future of our little earth! It's 5 Min 'till midnight....
Karin W, MCVEYTOWN, PA
I want to see my grandchildren have a better air quality then we have
now. I don't want our country looking like China and wearing masks.
Milton L, IRON RIVER, MI
Clear air is vital to our planet.
Cynthia D, WAUKESHA, WI
Clean air is good air
Charlie H, CHESHIRE, CT
I believe that heating with wood has good environmental benefits
Michael B, BETHESDA, MD
More efficient wood stoves contribute to less pollution.
Thomas C, BELLEVUE, NE
I burn wood as it is the most wonderful kind of heat and I love woodstock's products to help us burn cleaner.
Sharon W, PORT ORCHARD, WA
A requirement for clean stoves would encourage manufacturers to push the limits of wood burning technology.
Denis P, LEE, NH
Because air pollution is a concern and I do not want see an increase in
pollution as people use wood to heat their homes. The technology is
available for clean burning wood stoves.
Scott Y, HUNTINGTON, NY
Because it is common sense to the thinking person- one does not stick
their nose in their car exhaust - it is clean and renewable in addition.
Kevin M, NASHVILLE, TN
Clean burning means safer burning. It is better for everyone.
Scott P, BALDWINSVILLE, NY
Clean air from a domestic renewable resource is important to all of us.
Kevin M, BOW, NH
For quality of life and less inpact to the inviorment.
Cecil R, WATERFORD, CA
Something needs to be done to help keep this planet habitable for future generations
Paul J, CLAYTON, NC
Dirty stoves waste wood, risk chimney fires, create extra work and expense for homeowners, and pollute.
Peter L, NORWALK, CT
I have been burning with a Vermont Soapstone stove for over 13 years and
highly recommend it as the smoke is considerably less than the
alternative stove. With the very apparent effects of Global warming is
see this as a huge step in the right direction.
Michael L, HAMPDEN, MA
We must do everything possible to clean the air we breathe
Thomas T, MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, VT
... because clean air is much better than dirty air.
John B, OTIS, MA
Higher standards should be required. The technology is available, no
reason not to use it. We've managed to pollute all aspects of our
environment, nows the time to start cleaning it up.
William D, SOUTH NEW BERLIN, NY
We've made great progress in reducing pollutants since I first started
using wood stoves in 1980, but we can still do better. I am impressed
with the new hybrid designs.
Stephan F, MOSCOW, ID
Clean burn is a hot burn!
Vince V, ELMER, NJ
This to me seems like a no-brainer...we have the means to make this happen...why in the world don't we make this happen?
Dave G, CONCORD, NC
Clean air is important to EVERYONE!! We don't want to be China!~
Kris D, WHITMORE LAKE, MI
For our future generations to enjoy it as we do.
Richard N, WAYLAND, NY
Our planet deserves our respect and consideration
Barbara S, PRINCESS ANNE, MD
I burn a woodstove to the best of our knowledge. Someone told me that
the fumes from the woodstoves has poison in it..I'd like to see a filter
devised for a cleaner filtered air.
Linda R, OROVILLE, WA
Because I see wasted heat and increased air pollution with the outdoor
furnaces in our area....and because I want a cleaner environment for my
grandchildren and their children.
Pam W, KENBRIDGE, VA
Save the Planet!
David P, SAN JOSE, CA
We need to be as careful about the environment as possible in all areas of our existence!
Anna C, LAFAYETTE, IN