Do you really think anyone in the Obama administration would care if you froze to death?
It won’t matter if you are elderly living on a fixed income, or working having barely enough money for the mere necessities to sustain yourself and children. If you heat with wood and want to stay warm, you may be forced to buy the new certified Obama EPA woodstove. If the EPA gets its way, heating your home may soon become illegal.
The EPA’s new radical environmental regulations reduce the amount of airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air; deeming most woodstoves unacceptable.
Your old woodstove cannot be sold and must be taken to the scrap yard for burial. If not, you might just receive a visit from the EPA Wood Stove Police.
From the EPA‘s website:
Enclosed is the list of wood stoves certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA Certified Wood Stoves list contains information about wood stoves or wood heating
appliances that have been certified by the EPA along with its manufacturer name, model name, emission rate (g/hr), heat output (btu/hr), efficiency (actual measured and estimated), and type of appliance. It also indicates whether the appliance is still being manufactured. An EPA certified wood stove or wood heating appliance has been independently tested by an accredited laboratory to determine whether it meets the particulate emissions limit of 7.5* grams per hour for noncatalytic wood stoves and 4.1* grams per hour for catalytic wood stoves. All wood heating appliances that are offered for sale in the United
States are subject to the New Source Performance Standard for New Residential Wood Heaters under the Clean Air Act and are required to meet these emission limits. An EPA certified wood stove can be
identified by a temporary paper label attached to the front of the wood stove and a permanent metal label affixed to the back or side of the wood stove (see examples below). If you have questions regarding a
particular model line or manufacturer, please contact Rafael Sanchez at 202-564-7028 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wood stoves offered for sale in the state of Washington must meet a particulate emissions limit of 4.5 grams per hour for non catalytic woodstoves and 2.5 grams per hour for catalytic woodstoves.
Their website also includes 12 pages of certified acceptable woodstove.