The State & Environmental Impact Center

Seven AGs Submitted Comments Opposing EPA’s Proposal to Delay Phase Out of Dirty Wood Heaters

January 15, 2019
New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of seven attorneys general in submitting comments strongly objecting to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule that would extend retailers’ ability to sell new wood boilers and forced air furnaces that are out of compliance with the agency’s PM2.5 emissions standards. The proposed rule could result in thousands of non-compliant and highly polluting units operating for far longer than the Clean Air Act allows. The AGs argued that the EPA’s proposed rule fails to provide any justification for allowing the continued sale of highly polluting units and disregards the serious public health concerns associated with its proposed delay.