It seems that there is a total disregard for the health of people living in Douglas County. Many have lung problems for various reasons, like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from unwanted smoke. Eliminating or reducing smoke from burning debris, trash and bonfires would help greatly. 

To accomplish this, the county and the city councils would have to pass laws that prohibit burning when there is a stagnant air condition or advisory.

The law would have to create a position that would have legal power and the will to enforce it. Maybe you could get ideas from Eugene.

Scott D. Cramer

Canyonville.

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Rise722

Go live in Eugene if you need that type of atmosphere.

Mogie

And what about people who rely on wood for their only source of heat?

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