- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A bill filed by state Rep. Tammie Wilson would give the governor sole authority to ban the burning of wood in wood heaters, but only when air pollution reaches a level nearly three times higher than what Fairbanks has experienced this winter.

Fairbanks has struggled to meet federal standards for fine particulate and the burning of wood has contributed to air pollution problems.

The federal government has threatened sanctions if the state does not approve an acceptable local attainment plan.

Wilson, a North Pole Republican, led a citizen initiative that banned local regulation of home heating devices.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1gNZ9xr) reports she filed her bill in response to regulations under consideration by the state.

She says shutting home heating down should be “incredibly difficult.”

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com


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