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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

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)

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