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Official: Fairbanks making progress toward federal pollution standards – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Local News.

The ever-increasing loss of liberty from the nanny state in the name of good health. Ah! Smell the tyranny!

Heating our homes is not optional for Alaskans. We die within hours if we don’t heat our homes. Yet the EPA wants to restrict the only affordable heating option left for us since the price of home heating diesel went through the roof. We do not yet have natural gas and it will be at least five years before we do, IF we can afford to convert and furnace conversions are pricey.

The science is not settled on PM 2.5. In fact, the environmental scientists say that diesel and gasoline from cars are a greater contributor to PM 2.5 than wood burning is … but that doesn’t stop the nanny staters from insisting that they just want “reasonable” reductions for the “health of the community.”

Freezing to death is unhealthy. Starving to death because you can afford to heat your home and feed your family is also unhealthy. The wood we burn in our home woodstoves will not be contributing to the forest fires in the summer. You would have to breath deeply outside for 22 hours during one of our extreme smoke forest fire days in the summer to inhale as much PM 2.5 as the average smoker takes in from a single cigarette.

But pay no attention to these inconvenient facts.

Posted March 26, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Alaska

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