Why is the petition to Gina McCarthy in support of the NSPS important to you?
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 Great!!
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, TN
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, MI
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 beat!
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 their children.
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 air..........
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 Fork, UT
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
Kathleen G, GROVELAND, MA
John H, NORWICH, VT
Suzanne M, NORWICH, VT
Doug O, TUNBRIDGE, VT
Mark B, BALTIMORE, MD
Linda Z, CHESTER, MD
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
Cynthia D, WAUKESHA, WI
Charlie H, CHESHIRE, CT
Michael B, BETHESDA, MD
Thomas C, BELLEVUE, NE
Sharon W, PORT ORCHARD, WA
Denis P, LEE, NH
Scott Y, HUNTINGTON, NY
Kevin M, NASHVILLE, TN
Scott P, BALDWINSVILLE, NY
Kevin M, BOW, NH
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