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Wood-burning banned for 11th straight day

Original post made on Dec 17, 2013

Bay Area residents will be banned from burning wood for the 11th straight day on Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 1:24 PM

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Posted by Alex
a resident of The Crossings
on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Just wondering if PG&E co-sponsors those Spare the Air alerts?!


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Posted by The Sims
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm

No, but Sims Metal Recycling does.


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Posted by Rossta
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Rossta is a registered user.

I hope Sims gets a Spare the Air violation fine for what they did to our air today. My lungs hurt. My kids were kept indoors at school with no PE or recess because of them.


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Posted by Spotter
a resident of Castro City
on Dec 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Alex, only the local tin foil hatters think that.


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Posted by Hmm
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Lets see, we have a fire on the coast down south and we have a chemical fire to the north.

It must be all the wood burning that people do to create all this bad air. That's the logic the Govt. trying to feed people.

Do we really need a 300+ member agency to tell us the air is not good?


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Posted by MmHmm
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Dec 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Hmm, that might be the logic you're hearing, but I'm pretty sure the rest of us hear it as "The air really messed up now, so don't add to the mess by burning wood"
And yes, it would be nice if it didn't need to be said, but many, many people are complete and utter selfish <self edited>'s so thus we have the need to protect the masses from the morons...again.


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Posted by parent
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Bay Area air quality is currently worse than Beijing: Web Link


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Posted by Duke
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

300 Spare the Air people running around like Chicken Little yelling "The Sky is Falling, The Sky is falling" is a perfect example of the Peter Principal. I can find no reliable independent study that confirms what they say about wood smoke. But, Southeast Asia and the Philippines have outlawed 2-stroke (leaf blower type) engines, as has the US National Park Service on many American lakes and in parks. Every leaf blower that buzz's 10 hours every day unabated just pumps unburned fuel, dirt and animal excretment pollution into the air. Diesel engines have been proven to be a major source of pollution and they idle at stops all day long, every day.
Nothing is done.
There is something seriously wrong with this entire picture.
ABAG needs to rethink where Spare the Air should really direct their efforts.


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Posted by Rerun
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 18, 2013 at 6:50 am

Same rants, same crowd, the clear thinkers have moved on. You should too.


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Posted by Mike C
a resident of another community
on Dec 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

I know it was an older post, but the answer is "yes", PGE was a sponsor of "spare the air" as outlined in this PGE corp document from 2001 (Web Link). Of course they will sponsor it when my power bill is $250/mo when I don't use my fireplace, and $57/mo when I do. The next couple days is slated to be in the 30's so guess what.. yup, spare the air. If PGE really wanted to sponsor "spare the air" they would cut their rates during the times when it was dropping in to freezing to encourage use of the grid instead of burning. Instead they cite "demand on the grid" and raise the rates. I'm getting sick of this corruption.


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Posted by Robert
a resident of another community
on Dec 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

>Instead they cite "demand on the grid" and raise the rates.

Its almost like more people are heating their homes the demand for power goes up, very suspicious...