From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Friday, January 14, 2011:
Only a few residents addressed the upcoming air quality ordinance during public comments preceding the sparsely attended Borough Assembly meeting Thursday evening.
The air quality ordinance (2011-03) was reframed after voters in October’s municipal election approved a proposition eliminating limits on the types of wood stoves that can be used and prohibiting the fining of borough residents for smoke emissions or burning certain items.
The revised ordinance will be up before the assembly for public comment at its Jan. 27 meeting.
At issue is the borough’s attempt to meet federal clean air standards by 2014 without turning air quality regulation over to the state.