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Ecology proposes new wood stove burning regulations

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Ecology proposes new wood stove burning regulations

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington State is updating its Clean Air Plan with new rules for wood stove burning.

Brook Beeler with the state Department of Ecology says wood burning is the third highest source of air pollution in the state.

She says regulating inside burning will help the state address fine-particle pollution that comes from fireplaces, wood and pellet stoves.

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Burn bans will not apply to homes where a wood stove is the only source of heat.

The Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on the Clean Air Plan update through November.

For more information, visit ecology’s website and search for the keywords “air quality rules.”