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Winter Spare the Air season starting soon, tougher restrictions in place

Original post made on Oct 29, 2015

The Winter Spare the Air season is starting soon, and Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials say it includes new restrictions this year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 29, 2015, 7:42 AM

Comments (7)

a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:33 am

Big surprise here ! I will be enjoying my wood burning fireplace legally as often as I can this year while I still can. Liberal loosers everywhere.

Posted by No More Hacking
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:39 am

It's about time that the government took some serious steps to protect the right of our family to breathe clean air. Let the whining begin!

Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

As time goes on, society is waking up to things that used to be seen as harmless, but are now seen otherwise.
Driving while drunk and cigarette smoking are just a couple of examples. Lately second hand smoke has also been deemed harmful well and I think chimney smoke is an offshoot of that.
Now wood burning fireplaces have been placed on that same list. The ban is there because the smoke from a chimney can't be contained and therefore, affects everyone in the vicinity - just like the second hand smoke .

Posted by Dark Corners of Town
a resident of Country Fair
on Oct 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

Yes, Ed. Add bacon to the list.

Posted by Gene
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Bacon....NOOOOOO, not bacon!!!

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Bacon is not nearly as carcinogenic. It is a matter of degree.

Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm

So Ed, are you suggesting that the method that humans have used for thousands of years to heat and cook is harmful to humans? Without wood fires, none of us would be here. I find it scary that the government can tell people that they can not heat their homes any longer with the same fuel that they have heated their homes with for years. I don't do thins, nor do I have to do this, but if wood burning is your sole source of heat and you don't have an "approved device" does that mean you are not allowed to stay warm?

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