EPA Agrees To Tackle Wood Heater Emissions Standards

Law360, New York (April 30, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday struck a deal with several states and public advocacy groups demanding new emissions standards for wood heaters and stoves, agreeing to take final action by February 2015 on a rule that hasn't been updated in 25 years.

New York, Massachusetts and five other states joined environmental and health groups such as the American Lung Association and the Clean Air Council in suing the government in October, but agreed to drop their claims on Monday in exchange for the EPA considering modifications to the 1988 rule.

The EPA proposed new source performance standards for woodstoves...

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