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Bay Area Air District Strengthens Wood Burning Regulations As Winter ApproachesAs winter weather approaches and homes and businesses begin firing up fireplaces and heaters, the air district has strengthened its wood burning regulations, including prohibiting wood burning devices from being installed in new buildings.
Bay Area Air Quality Regulators Propose Fireplace Phase-Out, Ban On Wood-Burning Devices In New HomesBay Area air quality regulators are looking to phase out the traditional fireplace and forcing homeowners to swap out their wood-burning devices before selling or renting.
20th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Of The Season Declared For SaturdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the 20th winter spare the air alert of the season for Saturday, the agency said Friday. It’s the third consecutive alert this week.
No Bay Area Spare The Air Alert For Tuesday, Wood Burning Still DiscouragedThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking the public to voluntarily forego burning wood or other solid fuels on Tuesday, but it’s not mandatory.
Spare The Air Days Cause Drop In Business For Firewood BusinessThe wood burning ban prompted by consecutive Spare The Air days in the Bay Area caused a drop in business for at least one firewood business along the Peninsula.
Wood Burning Banned As Winter Spare-The-Air Alerts Issued For Bay Area CitiesWinter Spare the Air alerts have been issued for Sunday and Monday, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Saturday.
5th Straight Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For SaturdayA fifth straight Winter Spare the Air alert—the 27th since November—has been issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Saturday, banning wood burning in the region.
Another Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Saturday; Wood Burning BannedThe Bay Area will start the last weekend of the year with another Spare The Air Day alert issued, and another ban on wood burning for Saturday.
20th Spare-The-Air Alert Of Season Issued For FridayMore air will be spared on Friday, as a series of “Winter Spare the Air” alerts issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District continues.
Bay Area Restaurants Exempt From Spare The Air DaysThe stagnant weather in the Bay Area has prompted a string of Winter Spare the Air days for the region, but not everyone has to abide by the rules.
Wood Burning Banned As Christmas Day Spare The Air Alert IssuedIt’s official; Bay Area residents will not be allowed to light fires in their fireplaces on Christmas Day.
Weather, Redwood City Fire Prompts Extended Wood Burning BanThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Tuesday issued another Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday, the 15th since its winter season began on Nov. 1.
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