Living in Southern California (see my post for this week's Photo Hunt!), I know that fires pose a serious danger to our environment. Also, living in a valley where the "gunk" tends to hang in the air, posing yet another hazard. When it gets foggy, the dampness keeps the "gunk" earthbound and the air becomes unhealthy, especially for those with breathing difficulties.
When it's cold outside, there's nothing nicer than a fire in the fireplace and a hot cup of coffee!
Since our air quality is so poor, there has been a law enacted that prohibits the burning of wood fires on nights when the conditions are really bad.
I have mixed emotions about this. From an environmental side, I understand not wanting to further pollute our air, but studies show that a lot of the evidence has been less than truthful. Also, do I want more big government telling me when I can light my fireplace? I dunno.......
Sunday, February 22, 2009
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