Proposed crackdown on wood stoves and smoke sparks backlash in some rural areas

  • by: DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 23, 2014 - 10:20 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A federal proposal to clean up the smoke wafting from wood-burning stoves has sparked a backlash from some rural residents, lawmakers and manufacturers who fear it could close the damper on one of the oldest ways of warming homes on cold winter days.

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