02 Nov. 2006|
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Environmental Protection Agency ignored the Clean Air Act, which requires the EPA to periodically review and update air pollution limits for the heaters every eight years.Since EPA imposed pollution limits for outdoor wood heaters in 1988, review periods have come and gone in 1996, 2004 and 2012 without any revision, even though advancing technology has made some heaters less polluting.
EPA has a voluntary program to encourage heater makers to make less-polluting models."EPA's regulations simply haven't kept pace with the proliferation of wood-burning devices or the availability of cleaner-burning units. Smoke from residential wood-burning heaters pose a serious health threat, especially in New York's rural communities," said Schneiderman.Other states in the lawsuit are Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
The lawsuit seeks to force EPA to review its 1988 standards, and determine whether updates are needed.The lawsuit also faulted the EPA for not regulating outdoor heating boilers that are fired by wood, which have been exempted from the Clean Air Act since 1988. In 2011, New York state adopted its own tougher pollution rules for outdoor wood boilers.The American Lung Association of New York welcomed the state lawsuit.