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Eugene Looks to Regulate Natural Gas

EUGENE, Ore. - Eugene city councilors are looking into NW Natural's franchise fees as a way to regulate the use and expansion of natural gas in the city. The effort is part of the city's sustainability program and climate recovery ordinance. This is new territory. For a city to use franchise fees in this way is unprecedented. This effort may fly under the radar for most citizens who would likely pay a lot more for gas service. READ MORE

Prineville Receives Air Quality Grant from DEQ 

The Department of Environmental Quality is giving Prineville $10,000 to clean its air.  The new grant will go toward public awareness initiatives about outdoor burning, more signage, and the addition of yard debris disposal days. Click HERE for the full story

Multnomah County Approves Wood Smoke Curtailment Rule

Multnomah County officials sought public input on rules that would restrict burning on certain days in winter and fall. The rule was approved in January, 2018. Click HERE for more information on the rule.

Washington County Renews Woodstove Changeout Program

Washington County, Oregon will continue its wood stove changeout program in 2017.  Click HERE to read the press release and schedule of community information sessions.

Vancouver, WA Changeout Program

A new program in SW Washington offers funds for woodstove replacement for 2018-19. Click HERE for info.

Oregon State Fire Marshal Offers Tips on Safe Home Heating

SALEM, Ore. – As the cold weather continues, the Oregon State Fire Marshal offers Oregonians tips on how to heat homes and keep them safe in the process. 

“With the onset of cooler weather, I urge citizens to ensure all their heating appliances are in good working order," says State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "Have your wood stoves, fireplaces, and chimneys, cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified specialist before using them. Portable space heaters also pose a high risk. Use these with extreme caution and follow our space heater safety tips." READ MORE


Media Information

For media inquiries in Oregon on wood stoves, pellet stoves contact
Harvey Gail, Executive Director 503-585-8254

For national trends in woodstoves, pellet stoves, barbecues and outdoor living contact Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association

For questions about chimney safety, chimney cleaning or related issues contact Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)


Media Information

For media inquiries in Oregon on wood stoves, pellet stoves contact
Harvey Gail, Executive Director 503-585-8254

For national trends in woodstoves, pellet stoves, barbecues and outdoor living contact Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association

For questions about chimney safety, chimney cleaning or related issues contact Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)

For information about the grill business see the 2012 State of the Barbecue Industry Report from the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association

OHPBA, PO Box 135, Salem, OR 97308-0135, 503-585-8254, www.ohpba.org

Affiliated with Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, Arlington, VA  www.hpba.org

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