Oregon and six other states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has failed to limit pollution from wood stoves, a common heating source in Douglas County. In announcing the lawsuit last month, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said the suit will put pressure on the EPA to require new wood stoves meet stricter pollution standards. “Smoke from residential wood stoves pose a real threat to air quality, in rural Oregon and the Portland area,” said Rosenblum, a Portland Democrat. Stricter standards could make more wood stoves subject to a current state law that requires home sellers to …
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