Fairbanks Borough Assembly to review pollution proposal

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 30, 2010:

Proposed wood burning regulations — fining polluters up to $500 — return before the Borough Assembly in the coming weeks.

If approved, the regulations set limits on chimney smoke opacity and restrict the burning of certain materials, including trash, tires, animal carcasses and manure.

The assembly also will decide whether to launch a government-subsidized wood stove repair and replacement program.

The measure, Ordinance 2010-28, is subject to public testimony and a vote at a regular assembly meeting June 10. Before that, the assembly reviews the measure at a work session Thursday.

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