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Rep. Long questions EPA administrator on Wood Stoves Proposal

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN BILLY LONG (MO.)

Long Questions EPA Administrator on Wood Stoves Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Billy Long issued the following statement after questioning Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s New Source Performance Standards proposal affecting wood stoves:

“The EPA has a record of increasingly attempting to impose harsh new rules with dubious or non-existent environmental benefits. I have heard from Southwest Missouri residents who are concerned with the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards as it relates to wood stoves. Spring has finally come but during this year’s harsh winter some Southwest Missourians turned to burning wood to heat their homes because wood is readily available, often cheap and reliable. The EPA should not make it harder for families to heat their homes with wood stoves and ban the production of America’s current wood burning stoves. The EPA needs to bring common sense to its proposals,” Long said.

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