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Abolish smokeless zones

Comment 12th July 2010

Rules prohibiting the burning of wood, ordinary coal, and all materials other than smokeless fuel should be abolished. This would make no appreciable difference to air quality within towns, as very few people would exercise their rights to emit smoke, preferring the convenience of gas powered central heating. Anyone willing to put in the required effort would be rewarded with lower fuel bills, and council officers would not be employed to investigate the harmless behaviour of individuals trying to heat their homes. When wood is taken from managed forrests, this is a sustainable resource, unlike gas.

Why does this matter?

People should be given the freedom to choose how they want to heat their homes, where this would make no appreciable difference to air quality. Any move towards greater use of a sustainable resource, with reduced usage of a limited resource, should be encouraged.

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