- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Pendleton officials are looking to get pollution-causing wood stoves out of residents’ homes.

The East Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/7FH5gw ) that the city is hoping to reignite interest in a loan program aimed at getting people to upgrade.

In 2000, the city began offering loans of up to $3,000 to homeowners with wood stoves that aren’t certified by the Environmental Protection Agency or Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Since then, 172 stoves have been replaced using the program, but only two people applied last year.

The Pendleton Air Quality Commission doesn’t know if most of the stoves have been replaced or if people are unaware of the program. The city has recently launched a survey on its website to find out how many stoves remain.


Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com

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