Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco skyline (AP Photo)

SF Bay area air agency issues new wood-burning ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Bay Area air quality officials are prohibiting the use of wood-burning fireplaces for another day after determining the region’s air is unhealthy. For the 7th day straight, the Bay […]


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Court: Energy rule not needed for faux fireplaces

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out an Energy Department rule that could have forced decorative fireplaces to meet federal energy efficiency standards. Also known as “gas logs,” they are fueled by natural gas but designed to minimize the amount of heat generated.



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