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San Francisco bans wood burning on Christmas Eve

Home - by - December 24, 2013 - 17:44 America/New_York - 23 Comments

Chet’s nuts won’t be roasting by an open fire. His boyfriend will have to gargle them while on the chilly side.

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Bay Area officials have banned residents from burning wood, indoors and outdoors, on Tuesday — and might extend the ban into Christmas Day — as part of an air quality initiative.

The order came from a governmental body called the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. It issued a “Winter Spare the Air Alert,” which prohibits people from burning wood, manufactured logs or “any other solid fuels” in fireplaces and outdoor fire pits.

He said it is “imperative” that people follow the rules.

According to KTVU, those who violate the burning ban must pay a $100 ticket, or take a “wood smoke awareness class.”

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Go to the Pelosi house, someone, and take some video of the fire THAT WILL BE BURNING IN HER FIREPLACE.

These rules are for YOU, nit the people who can easily pay a 100 dollar fine.

 

 

» 23 Comments

  1. Blacksmith8

    December 24th, 2013

    BACK mudd strikes again.

    MUAHAHAHAHAA

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  2. Moxie Man

    December 24th, 2013

    Gonna happen in AZ, too.

    “Because of the conditions, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department typically declares no-burn days on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.”

    How can the conditions be so selective?

    http://www.azcentral.com/weather/articles/20131223phoenix-area-wood-burn-ban-abrk.html .

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  3. Stirrin the BS

    December 24th, 2013

    A liberal’s need to control knows no end – it is insatiable. If you give him an inch, he will take 100 miles.

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  4. unneutral

    December 24th, 2013

    At some point it’s time to say ‘screw the government’.

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  5. MOE TOM

    December 24th, 2013

    They just want to put the Stove manufacturers out of business just like the insurance business, the oil, coal, gas, small motor businesses. Welcome to Afrimerica. When will the real fight start. Damn I wish I were 25 again and know what I know now.

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  6. MOE TOM

    December 24th, 2013

    Give clits like Pelosi, Boxer, Waters, and their ilk an inch and they think the’re RULERS. Phuckem.

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  7. Lowell

    December 24th, 2013

    I just LOVE it when I hear this.

    “He said it is “imperative” that people follow the rules.”

    Take a wild ass guess what my reaction is to this type of fiat.

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  8. Lowell

    December 24th, 2013

    ‘Splain sumthin’ to me. Stopped by a local cigar shop last week on the way home to have a Guinness in a glass and read the local fishwrapper.

    Sitting up front by the big plate glass windows that look out over the fairly busy sidewalk, downtown area, yanno’.

    Middle aged couple approaches, hubby-domestic partner-man child etc, turns into the entrance.

    Female follows.

    Upon entering, she tosses back her head at the scent of tobacco, rears up and prances back to the sidewalk. Makes a few muted facial stabbing gestures. Uh huh.

    I stop my reading to study this individual. Well dressed, coffed, well shod. I look further.

    Leftist.

    This is the type will book an “Ethnic Smoke Lodge Experience” and wring out her soul in commiseration with an oppressed group while ensconced in an enclosure damn near opaque with burning sage.

    But the smell of tobacco brought her to the edge of panic.

    And yes, if you’re wondering, I actually am that insightful at identifying hypocrites. Talent I seem to possess.

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  9. Napolean the boar

    December 24th, 2013

    I and most of my neighbors use wood as a primary heat source. last night it was 20 below. Make this ban nationwide, and the revolution will begin.

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  10. anon

    December 24th, 2013

    He said it is “imperative” that people follow the rules.

    According to KTVU, those who violate the burning ban must pay a $100 ticket, or take a “wood smoke awareness class.”

    hey, fascism nuch ??

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  11. Citizen Director

    December 24th, 2013

    the Bay Area is mired in UN Agenda 21. Yet another reason to support this lawsuit that will SET PRECENDENT for other cities plagued by “the green mask”:

    HISTORIC LAWSUIT AGAINST UN AGENDA 21
    FILED OCTOBER 15, 2013

    http://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/lawsuit-to-stop-agenda-21.html

    The Post Sustainability Institute / Democrats Against UN Agenda 21 and Freedom Advocates are launching a legal challenge to PLAN BAY AREA/ONE BAY AREA (click for a pdf of the Plan) PLAN BAY AREA is an aggressive implementation of UN Agenda 21′s “islands of human habitation.” We believe that Priority Development Areas are the new wave of implementation of UN Agenda 21 in regional plans. This prototype, when adopted in the San Francisco Bay Area, could then move across the United States. We need your help to fight this. DONATE.

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  12. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 24th, 2013

    I hope no one sets the capitol building on fire to keep warm.

    Idiots.

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  13. TSUNAMI

    December 24th, 2013

    Guess what, I live in Stockton, CA. and we be gonna be burnin’ some wood, yo!

    Just my small way of saying “screw you, CA. legislators”.

    Merry Christmas ;)

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  14. F'n Progressives

    December 24th, 2013

    I suppose burning your house down is out of the question too.

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  15. Mark

    December 24th, 2013

    Ha ha gots me a HUGE fire burning in both my fireplaces right in the heart of San Gaycisco!!! Come and get me phuckers

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  16. MaryfromMarin

    December 24th, 2013

    This isn’t the first time. Two years ago, both Christmas and Thanksgiving were “no burn” days. Bad juju.

    Earlier this season we had 11—or possibly 12, @Stranded can correct me—”no burn” days in a row.

    I think they were just practicing, to see how long they could jerk us around.

    I wonder what a “wood smoke awareness class” is like. Maybe I’ll find out.

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  17. grayscape

    December 24th, 2013

    “He said it is “imperative” that people follow the rules.”

    Or what? You little FAGNAZIS gonna drag me out in the street and put a bullet into the back of my head?

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  18. even steven

    December 24th, 2013

    I heat my house with wood. If they tell me I can’t burn wood, I’ll switch over to high sulfur coal.

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  19. Kevin R.

    December 24th, 2013

    I want to go to a wood smoke appreciation class. I love that smell. Especially around this time of year.

    Used to be everyone around this time of year had good fires going. I miss that.

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  20. Corona

    December 24th, 2013

    No problemo. Just get your axes, go out and chop up a cord of politicians. Burns like whale blubber. Mmm, toasty!

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  21. ka blooey

    December 24th, 2013

    gots me a HUGE fire burning in both my fireplaces

    civil disobediance

    no harm no foul

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  22. Deb Marchant

    December 26th, 2013

    Greetings,
    Here are questions for anyone who burns wood.

    “Would you be willing to go to all of our neighbors and ask them if they ever smell wood smoke on their property or in their homes, and if so, has the smoke ever affected the health of anyone in their family? See how far you can go in all directions until people don’t smell the smoke.”

    It’d take compassion, courage and humility to do this. You’d have to be prepared to apologize and promise not to burn anymore, or at least work on solving the problem. A person would be genuinely respected for doing this.

    Best of Health Everyone, Deb Marchant’
    Masters in Public Administration
    Creator of Facebook “Citizens for a Wood Smokefree City of Shoreline, Washington”

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  23. Susan Montgomery

    December 26th, 2013

    I’d go door to door asking if people would mind growingup and not trying to push their little problems on everyone else.

    Just sayin’

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