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Air Quality district urges residents to avoid fireplace fires--on Christmas Day!

Original post made on Dec 24, 2012

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking Bay Area residents to skip the fire in the fireplace on Christmas Day to keep neighborhood air quality healthy on this holiday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 24, 2012, 7:19 AM


Posted by wimpy lungs, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 24, 2012 at 8:34 am

Good thing I bought extra firewood yesterday. It's supposed to rain on Christmas Day, so I'm not sure who these bureaucrats think they are fooling. It couldn't be that they like to remind us all how they can attempt to control our behavior and insert themselves into the our enjoyment of the biggest holiday of the year......
In spite of their efforts, we'll enjoy a Merry Christmas beside the fire.....Merry Christmas all!

Posted by Arroyo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

This year we've named our "Yule Log" -- Jack Broadbent -- in honor of the idiot from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Posted by Libertarian Capitalist, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

Merry Christmas everyone, including you namby pambies who are bothered by soot, carbon monoxide, and dioxin. Get a mask! Let's not spoil the holiest day of the year with your petty breathing concerns. Pollutants and profits (yule log producers and sellers) are as American as assault weapons. Wishing you all a prosperous holiday season!

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

lib/cap, your worthless sarcasm is growing tedious. But, to humor you, when I light up a roaring fire in my fireplace tonight, I'll walk around the block a few times to see if any ambulances show up to cart off my sensitive neighbors who can tolerate second hand pot smoke, but can't stand the scent of oakwood warming our home.

Posted by Asthma guy, a resident of Old Towne
on Dec 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

As an asthma sufferer, I see no reason for others to suffer on this special evening. I do not intend to walk the neighborhood this evening checking my lung capacity. Enjoy. Burn an extra log for me. Duraflames are what we use in our home. Just make sure to clean your chimney regularly. Oh, and Merry Christmas!

Posted by Truth, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Can't wait to light the fire! The crackle of the wood as it releases its air polluting carbon creates a very festive atmosphere.....too many regulations....if you have wood burn it!