The comments just keep coming... they are mostly from our owners. WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF OWNERS! Comments
are running about 80 to one in favor of our petition, and we will
answer some of the negative comments/objections (there aren’t many!) on
Monday. In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has signed and/or commented, and if you want to sign our Petition in Support of Cleaner Woodstoves and Cleaner Air, please click here!
Why is the petition to Gina McCarthy in support of the NSPS important to you?
This being the only source of heat for our home I want it to be clean
burning and efficient and expect the product I use meet these standards.
Anne B, QUINLAN, TX
Would prefer not to need a protective face mask while breathing.
Arbey E, RUMNEY, NH
Clean air is life!!!!
Kerry G, ALANSON, MI
Cleaner air is always important to all of us.
Vivian M, AKRON, IA
Wood heat is important to the working poor. Let's clear the smoke and
make an affordable wood stove for those that need the heat!
Vito L, STATEN ISLAND, NY
Why is this important to me? Grandchildren's lungs
Frank B, LAPEER, MI
Best available data I have seen indicate that we are on the way to a
global environmental catastrophe. I want to do whatever I can to help
avoid that. Cleaner burning wood stoves is a small part of the solution
that I can contribute to.
William H, MAKANDA, IL
I burn wood for my heat but also believe that I am responsible to help
preserve the integrity of "Spaceship Earth" for clean air.
John C, HAMMOND, LA
Having clean air to breathe is important for present and future generations.
Paula C, CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ
Our environment is our life, we must do all that we can to protect it and make it better.
John F, TREVOSE, PA
I believe in any opportunity to improve the environment if available should be provided.
Jennie S, ATLANTA, GA
At my former home, we were seriously negatively affected by our
neighbors outdoor wood boiler. At the time there were no legal
approaches to stop our unwilling neighbor from engulfing our home in
smoke. We suffered respiratory problems and our farm animals needed
medial attention. Our property was constantly accosted with particulates
deposited on the surface of the buildings and grounds. We had a horse
farm and hay fields. One of my horses never recovered and still suffers
from respiratory problems and neurological issues. Please do what you
can to stop dirty discharges from outdoor wood boilers. Thank you.
Mary Jane D, POLAND, ME
Clean air should be important to everyone
David R, CLAREMORE, OK
Burning the smoke and gasses will create more usable heat.
Rick S, LISBON, IA
The environment and its protection are absolutely necessary for our, our
children, and all future generations. The new regulations will help
insure such protection.
David S, GARDINER, NY
Keeping the burning of renewable fuels as clean as possible will assure
they remain as part of our energy solution. I live in an area where
quality firewood is plentiful and burning wood keeps my energy costs
George W, ELK RIVER, MN
Wood is a renewable resource, and if we can burn it cleanly we help save our earth.
Wendy F, DANSVILLE, NY
I like to breathe fresh air and clean burning woodstoves make that more possible
Wes C, WILLIAMSVILLE, VT
Fresh air is one of the essential elements on earth. Clean stove
technology is widely available and to be used in place of old smoky
stoves and fireplaces.
Brian L, DARIEN, CT
I think we should do what ever we can to improve our air. We love our stove.
Donna V, MIDDLEBURGH, NY
I believe cleaner air is our responsibility and I burn wood cleanly for our home heat, using a catalytic combustor to do it.
John S, TIMONIUM, MD
It's good for the world and for our health. It's the right thing to do.
Emily H, COLVILLE, WA
Wood can be an important source of heat in many parts of the country and
can be environmentally sound if you use a low emitting stove. I fully
support these standards
Liz K, VOOHEESVILLE, NY
We heat our home with wood, because we can't afford the oil our furnace
burns. We use an efficient stove and are pleased with our choice from an
ecologic, economic and political perspective.
Ellen M, BARRINGTON, RI
A great way to heat homes with a renewable resource. The cleaner the better.
Ronald B, AWENDAW, SC
I want clean air for my children's, children's, children
Elliott R, RONKONKOMA, NY
This is important to me because I have had too many friends and relatives die from lung cancer. We bury another tomorrow.
Roy L, MARLBOROUGH, MA
I believe wood fired heat is a zero net carbon emissions, renewable and
relieves some of our dependence on fossil fuels, therefore a wise
decision and even wiser to work towards cleaner and more efficient wood
Daniel V, BETHANY, CT
I have a next door neighbor who has an outdoor wood boiler and it sends
more pollution into the air than 15 Woodstock Soapstone Stoves. I own a
Woodstock and I am proud to be able to burn wood and still keep the air
Robert D, CHEPACHET, RI
Clean air is important for all. Also carbon emission contribute to global warming
Richard E, EL DORADO, AR
As Woodstock Soapstone says, it's environmentally right thing to do.
John B, WYNNEWOOD, OR
I support this as it is "the right thing to do" - clean burning stoves
are not just good for air quality but they reduce waste (more heat in
the home for the wood). However, effort needs to be made to encourage
folks to burn clean - even a good stove can pollute if burned
Erik H, MILFORD, MA
Cleaner wood burning stoves are great. Since I have been using mine I
have not seen the build up in the stove pipe as I did with my old cast
iron stove plus it saves me in the amount of wood that I burn each year.
You build great stoves Woodstock Soapstone Co.
Otis F, VOTAW, TX
Cleaner air should be everyone's concern and responsibility
Frank H, NORTH BRANCH, MI
My Keystone puts out more heat using 1/3 less wood. When the catalytic
is on, there is no visible smoke indicating a very clean burn. I am all
for clean burning stoves. It means , for one thing, that less wood is
being used. I do have a problem with the feds telling us we have to. I
think that, like gun controls, the end game is to make heating with wood
illegal, and as with the EPA, making it so expensive to farm that the
small producers will be moved out of the market. The feds are not your
friends. They are like coyotes. If they get their nose under the gate
they will eat all the chickens.
Jon L, ST. JOSEPH, MO
Clean air and water are vitally important to me and my children.
Gregory S, CUMBERLAND, ME
Cleaner wood stove technology means more BTUs of heat in my living room and less particulates in my lungs!
Gerald C, SPRINGFIELD, NH
For this generation and generations to come ..... we all need to do what we can to keep the air clean that we all breathe.
B K, NEWBURGH, IN
We all need to work toward cleaner air.
Jerry W, NEW MARKET, MD
We need to be able to heat and breathe!
Jane R, AYER, MA
We burn wood as do many of my neighbors and there is nothing more
offensive than a smoldering stove emitting large amounts of smoke and
Brian N, TORRINGTON, CT
I paid more for my more valuable stove and after 9 years of use a
professional chimney sweep came to clean our double-walled stainless
steel chimney and went away saying, "There is nothing there to clean".
We always burn seasoned hardwood but took no other precautions on a
Judy G, COLUMBIA, MO
I use and support the choice to use clean, efficient wood stoves!
Will F, BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Because the public health benefits outweigh the costs of compliance.
Paul T, MAYS LANDING, NJ
Need to bring 20th century technology into the woodstove business.
Peter T, NASHUA, NH
Clean air is better for everyone. If this can be done affordably I can't
imagine why there would be a reason not to set higher standards for
Tricia L, DAWSONVILLE, GA
I support clean burning, efficient, affordable, renewable, wood heat.
Manufacturers can provide it without raising prices or shaving jobs!
Lets make them earn an honest living.
Daria W, BLOOMFIELD, NM
Cleaner air is healthier air
Steven C, ASHTON, MD
It's actually more important to my yet to be born grandchildren.
Bart G, SHOREHAM, NY
I am a believer in clean air and free renewable resources to heat my house.
Jim N, MIDWAY, UT
We live in an area where a lot of people burn wood. This is a PUBLIC HEALTH issue!!
Andy H, SNOHOMISH, WA
We heat with wood stoves and wood-burning pollution is a concern of ours.
Steve H, IDAHO SPRINGS, CO
We all must do our part to clean up our environment
Frank M, KENNEBUNK, ME
I spent several hundred dollars more for a stove with a catalytic
converter, which is quite easy to operate, I also mostly burn
eco-bricks.There are so few people in the nation that heat with wood
stoves perhaps 1 in 700 that cleaner air efforts would be better spent
Stephen B, PROVO, UT
burning woodstoves = less fossil fuel use and more money remaining in
the local economy for fuel expenditures, as well as higher 'burn for the
buck' and lower emissions. best of all possible worlds.
Jen D, FREEVILLE, NY
I own a wood stove and do not want to pollute our air.
Larry S, PLYMOUTH, NH
I like wood stoves but not dense smoke and want to do my bit for a better environment.
John S, CRESTED BUTTE (SOUTH), CO
My old smoke dragon used to literally choke me when I was outside. Our
new Woodstock EPA stove burns so clean I can't believe I waited so long
Tony L, BOXFORD, MA
Each of us need to be good stewards of our environment and do what ever
we can to maintain and try to improve the health of the space we live in
and will pass on to others.
Thomas B, EVART, MI
Clean air and water are two of our most critical and easily achievable resources.
Bruce McL, ARMUCHEE, GA
We MUST do everything possible to clean up the air we breath and keep it clean.
Edward S, WOODBRIDGE, CT
The technology is available.
Larry M, LOUDON, NH
So that my children's children can breath.
Bob U, EDISON, NJ
We only have one planet
Patrick G, MEDFIELD , MA
Clean air is a no-brainer in theses times of global warming.
Bonnie W, PRINCETON, ID
Clean air is a basic right to all living things.
Chris W, SEATTLE, WA
We still can make a difference. On those cold still winter nights the smoke in the air is choking. We need to do better.
Richard M, WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ
The difference between trying to clean the chimney with or without a
combustor, should tell you what's going into the air. I have had a
neighbor think we were not home because there was no smoke coming out of
Paul L, MANITOWISH WATERS, WI
We need to minimize airborne particles and pollutants
Michael S, DEKALB, IL
I love my wood burning stove but want to burn as clean as possible.
Eldra R, WEST CHICAGO, IL
Its about the air that we breath
Jon F, BALLSTON SPA, NY
A cleaner environment and minimal cost is not rocket science!
David J, TALLAHASSEE, FL
I like to breathe.
Birgit K, ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN
I feel like it is the responsible thing to do.
Jeffrey L, RONKS, PA
Clean air is vital to all.
Robert W, WEST ROCKPORT, ME
We need to do all we can now for the future generations.
Katherine H, LEARY, GA
Higher efficiency relates to less wood used helping to preserve one of
our valuable renewable resources. Less particulate matter is another
Jeffery V, FENTON, MI
New emission standards are important for the environment so we can all continue to breathe the fresh air.
Winifred S, PARSONSVILLE, ME
Because most woodstoves stink. They pollute the air and make it hard to breath.
Jeffrey E, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI
Device burns cleaner / more efficiently therefore we need to chop less wood - a win-win!
R. M, CORINTH, MA
Every little thing we can do to help protect our environment is good.
Lawrence B, MILLERTON, PA
since nothing is being done on a national level to alleviate greenhouse gases
Patricia K, SHELTON, CT
Cleaner air is everybody responsibility.....
William P, CHERRY VALLEY, MA
I know that sustainable wood can help us transition away from coal by freeing up electrical power for industrial use.
Linda H, HOUSTON, TX
To stop acid rain
John D, RAMSEY, MN
All new stoves should meet certain emission standards.
Byron M, PLACERVILLE, CA
Wood! truly renewable
Ronnie C, PORTLAND, TN
We all need clean air. Current technology has proven the proposed clean
burn guidelines are achievable. There is no reason not to implement
these new requirements.
Mark K, PITSBURGH, PA
Clean air and efficient stoves are essential to solving climate change.
Bill K, BROADALBIN, NY
We need to take all the necessary steps and continually improve our
technologies to promote regional diversities for the most efficient.
Steven W, BRADFORD, VT
I have friends with breathing problems.
Paul D, PERKINSTON, MS
The technology is available and clean air is a high priority for me and everyone I know.
Mark L, PRINCETON, NJ
I live in the mountains of Tehachapi and want to continue using my wood stove with lower emissions.
Marie Christine O, TEHACHAPI, CA
Cleaner air with new technologies is possible while maintaining traditional (and renewable) heating methods.
Steven C, LITTLE DEER ISLE, ME
At this stage of the game the planet needs all the help it can get and
cleaner burning wood stoves are a no brainer. Hats off to Woodstock
Gary V, GLASTONBURY, CT
Bottom line I can't survive without clean air. I am asthmatic and clean
air is the only air that I can breathe. Thanks to Woodstock Soapstone I
am able to own a woodstove that doesn't interfere with the environment.
Sharon C, PHOENIX, NY
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