Thursday, April 23, 2009

Don't Ban Wood Stoves: Poll

Wood stove salesman Michael Richard of Nergiflex of St. Laurent is opposed to the Montreal wood-stove ban. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, Gazette file photo

From The Montreal Gazette:

Two-thirds of residents of the greater Montreal region say they are opposed to an outright ban on wood stoves, like the one the city of Montreal is poised to approve as early as next Monday, according to a new poll.

The Ipsos Descarie poll , released Thursday morning, found respondents would prefer a regulatory framework that permits the operation of high-efficiency wood stoves but outlaws all the rest. Specifically, respondents said they favour new rules requiring all wood stoves, including those already installed, to meet United States Environmental Protection Agency standards.

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