Letter to the editor: CO2 an issue with city burn?
I have one question about the plan by the Vergennes City Fire Department to conduct a planned burn of the building at 40 North Street (“City Firefighters Plan Training Burn,” Addison Independent, May 6, 2021).
Has anyone considered how much carbon dioxide, a damaging greenhouse gas, will be released into the atmosphere as a result of this fire?
Current regulations do not allow for outdoor trash burning. Wood stoves are required to meet stringent air pollution control standards. How, then, can burning a large wooden building be permitted?
Even if this burn is permitted under current regulations, in light of the consequences to our climate, it should not be allowed to take place.
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