Limiting or trying to stop wood burning faces a number of legal challenges. Small sources of air pollution, such as bonfires and outdoor wood-fired boilers, are predominately regulated at the local level via municipal ordinances. These ordinances are often limited in scope and enforceability, which can leave community members at risk. Larger facilities, such as ICIs, require permits and are subject to more state and federal regulations.
The links below go into greater detail into the relevant rules and regulations regarding these sources, and list some of the legal resources available to people impacted by wood or biomass burning. Anyone interested in pursuing litigation, however, should be sure to consult with an attorney for advice.
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