2009: Announcements

AL, AK, AR, AZ, (CANADA), FL, GA, HI, ID, KY, KS, LA
RAWSEP Residents against wood smoke emission particulates. Email addresses of legislators, the latest on legislation against wood smoke.
for international news on wood smoke pollution
sister site with mostly WI information http://woodgasification.spaces.live.com
(800)451-6027: Susan Bem Mail Code 61-50, Rule and SIP Dev. Sect., Office of Air Quality, IN Dept. of Env. Mgmt., 100 N. Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
IDEM Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management draft rule concerning OWBs developed
In Dec. 2009 Atty Gen Blumenthal called for the banning of Outdoor Wood Boilers statewide in Connecticut
Re: Proposed Rulemaking [25 PA. Code CHS. 121 and 123] Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers SAMPLE LETTER for Comment by Feb. 12, 2010
Example: When searching for all Massachusetts entries, click on first or any blog entry, click on Listed By box,, click on Category, pick drop down category "M1 = ME, MD, MA = Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts" and click, then click Summary for quicker access
it has more money devoted to carbon capture. It also includes some sweet stuff for natural gas, to try to encourage coal companies to switch over.
go to RAWSEP to email your senator in support of this U.S. Senate Bil
2009 Sept. 22: WI State Assembly passed 61-32 WI Independent DNR Secretary
2009 June 26: RAWSEP helped pass the Black Carbon Reduction Act of 2009!
The Black Carbon Reduction Act of 2009, part of the ACES American Climate, Energy & Security Act (Waxman-Markey bill) was passed by the U.S. House of Reps. It now goes to the Senate, then to conference between House and Senate, then to the President
Please submit your public comments, your wood burning stories to the EPA at this site by July 13, 2009. The EPA wants public comment on PM10 from wood burning devices (this is about California and not about PM2.5)
email the President your story of wood smoke pollution
Email or phone. Don’t send Postal Mail.
Please sign this petition
Have your "vent" about particulate pollution in your life displayed on the American Lung Assoc. site. Read other "vents" on the site.
sign this petition to ask the EPA to toughen particulate standards. The ALA also has a forum to "vent" about the particulate pollution in your life.
Suggest wood smoke burning explicit wording in the Climate change bill!
In 2009 the EPA is reviewing its wood smoke particulate emission standards. Sign this petition to present to the EPA during its comment period.
Petition to Pres. Obama to use his executive power with the EPA to reduce carbon emissions
care2website petition
RWSM Reduce Wood Smoke Madison
Madison, WI organization began in 2009. Will appear at Commission on the Environment April 20, 2009 to ask for city recognition of wood smoke as a health hazard
Educate the people who can change the law NOW

MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, (PANW), RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, (WADC), WV, WI, WY

Example: When searching for all Massachusetts entries, click on first or any blog entry, click on Listed By box,, click on Category, pick drop down category "M1 = ME, MD, MA = Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts" and click, then click Summary for quicker access
click on this http://woodsmokeworld.spaces.live.com for international news on wood smoke pollution
Please sign this petition at the Change.org Global Warming site
Send email or phone. Don’t send Postal Mail.
care2 petition site
Educate the people who can change the law NOW
 
LINKS to news stories
Links to news stories
Links to news stories
Re: Proposed Rulemaking Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 48, entitled "Outdoor Wood Boilers
In summary, we strongly urge the board to adopt the proposed rulemaking (“Proposal” or “Regulation”) for the following reasons:
Email & phone numbers for Rhode Island Reps. who introduced H7064 to regulate OWBs
(800)451-6027: Susan Bem Mail Code 61-50, Rule and SIP Dev. Sect., Office of Air Quality, IN Dept. of Env. Mgmt., 100 N. Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
DEM Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management draft rule concerning OWBs developed
Re: Proposed Rulemaking [25 PA. Code CHS. 121 and 123] Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers SAMPLE LETTER for Comment by Feb. 12, 2010
Example: When searching for all Massachusetts entries, click on first or any blog entry, click on Listed By box,, click on Category, pick drop down category "M1 = ME, MD, MA = Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts" and click, then click Summary for quicker access
Click on this for sister site about wood smoke from residential burning in Wisconsin only.
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