Outdoor wood furnace news – The Good and Bad

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newsProposed Wood Furnace Ban Provokes Controversy
Rep. Richard Roy, D-Milford, had to halt an exchange over a ban on outdoor wood furnaces between the president of Environment and Human Health, Inc. and Rep. Bryan Hurlburt, D-Tolland, during a public hearing before the legislature’s Environment Committee Monday. [read more]

Outdoor wood boiler rules being drafted
The King George Board of Supervisors last week unanimously voted to give the go-ahead for a formal review of draft rules to address the use of outdoor wood boilers in King George. The issue has been under review since last fall, after complaints had come to light about some users of wood boilers who have them installed close to property lines, creating a smoke nuisance for near neighbors. [read more]

W. Hartford joins Granby in banning outdoor wood furnaces
In a vote last Tuesday evening, West Hartford town officials became the 11th Connecticut town to ban outdoor wood-burning furnaces. They join the Town of Granby in making this decision. [read more]

Lancaster City Council won’t crack down on burning
The Lancaster City Council will not regulate or ban the use of outdoor wood-fired furnaces, despite a recent complaint from a local business owner. Skyview Drive-In owner Walt Effinger, who addressed the City Council at its meeting Aug. 9, said a nearby outdoor boiler… [read more]

Foes of outdoor furnaces vow to turn up the heat
A push to ban outdoor wood-burning furnaces appears to be picking up steam. The issue has divided health advocates, who cite studies showing the dangers wood smoke, and farmers, who rely on the devices to heat homes, barns, greenhouses and outbuildings. [read more]

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