And how often are cars boats trailers etc confiscated???The evidence is right in your face. They are not even hiding it anymore. If you can't see what is going on then their is no help for you. You are made to register just about everything. Car, boat, four wheeler, trailer, snowmobile, your firearms in some states and on an on. And now your means of keeping yourself warm with wood stoves. Money and control. I posted a simple thread about wood stove registration and you made it perfectly clear that you dont care. So be it.
Very well saidMy understanding is that there are areas of bad air pollution around there, attributed to wood smoke. While I'm generally against the govt being too involved, often times folks acting in their own interests, when using a common resource (in this case, the air), the common resource gets destroyed. I learned about this in 8th grade English class in an old piece called "The Tragedy of the Commons".
So, the govt, acting in it's most valuable form, is acting to protect the common resource. Which is a very good thing.
What would be a better method to protect the air that everyone needs? I'm not asking fascitiously, I'd really be interested to hear some ideas.
For the record, I don't believe the intent is confiscation, but it definitely is control. The problem is, once the cat is out of the bag, there is no way to know what future people will do with it. I'm not fearful that the folks in that area are going to lose the right to heat with wood, at least anytime soon.
The EPA did an air study in my very remote area saying it was the terrain and prevailing winds plus some other crap. The town I’m in is 25k acres like every other “township”. There are 125 voters. The next 3 towns north might have another 30. One town south is less than 2000. Look up Moosehead Lake Maine.If you lived in an area where air quality was a big problem you may be glad they were doing research to help change that.
And btw this is simply a local ordinance.
I would assume a study intended to determine the effects of wood burning in remote low population areas. But that's just a guessThe EPA did an air study in my very remote area saying it was the terrain and prevailing winds plus some other crap. The town I’m in is 25k acres like every other “township”. There are 125 voters. The next 3 towns north might have another 30. One town south is less than 2000. Look up Moosehead Lake Maine.
What kind of study looks at such a remote place for wood burning? Having 10k NW winds is very common. NW of there is more very low population areas.
I could go on.