Why is the BC Lung Association not yet advocating strongly for wood burning bans?

Why is the BC Lung Association not yet advocating strongly for wood burning bans? Its connection to the Western Canada chapter of the wood burning industry’s largest lobby group is undoubtedly a major part of the reason why the organization has to date provided neither: strong advocacy for complete residential wood burning bans which are essential…

Dr. Brian Moench: “The wood burning ban issue is very simple.”

  Clean air supporters are grateful to Brian Moench, MD for his strong, unwavering stand for the full protection of everyone’s right to breathe healthy, smoke-free air everywhere and at all times. In 2015, an important wood burning ban was considered in Utah. This proposed ban, which would have helped to protect public health and air…

Protecting children’s health should be a top priority

Michelle Obama is continuing to advocate for positive change regarding children’s health and the problem of childhood obesity.  At a Partnership for a Healthier America summit held this month in Washington, she asked the audience to “think about why someone is okay” with children having anything less than healthy food to eat. — Her advocacy for…

All Canadian Lung Association chapters must begin doing much more to help protect everyone’s right to breathe healthy air

  Edit, May 9, 2017:  For some reason the previous two embedded Facebook posts, visible here before this evening, are showing at the time of this writing as not presently available: In case the links are still not appearing in some browsers, I’ll describe them here and include direct links to each one:  The first includes a post…

The hearth industry lobbies all levels of government in opposing clean air legislation

  Financial interests of the highly polluting wood burning industry are represented and promoted by the hearth industry’s main lobby organization, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA).   The HPBA’s website outlines some of the organization’s past and ongoing policies, campaigns, and interventions that advance the interests of business owners, and that discourage lawmakers from…