Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wood Stove Ban Could Go To Court

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:

Bylaw prohibits their installation; Lawsuit contends that city did not present sound, reliable scientific data.

The city of Montreal will be forced to go before Quebec Superior Court to defend its recent ban on the installation of new wood-burning stoves after a lawsuit was filed against the city last Thursday.

"It's always been a question of public health for the Tremblay administration," said Alan DeSousa, executive committee member of the city of Montreal. "We went through exhaustive public consultations over three days and the bylaw was given majority support from the public and was passed unanimously at Council. That's how any democracy works."

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My Comment: My God .... he is suing based on faulty science. He should know that this stupid bylaw has nothing to do with science, and when the atmosphere tests are taken again next year, it will show that particulate matter is just as bad as it was before.

San Francisco passed a similar bylaw and it has had NO impact on pollution.

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