North Carolina Senate Nullifies EPA Regulation
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the challenger to the Internal Revenue Service for most tyrannical federal government (fedgov) agency, recently passed regulations governing residential wood stoves. That’s right, the EPA is regulating wood stoves.
The regulations are very specific and require manufacturers, retailers, and consumers to comply with the following emission standards:
- All stoves without current EPA certification – 4.5 grams per hour operation for catalytic and non-catalytic stoves. Limit is for crib testing. If tested with cord wood, emissions test method must be approved, and stoves must meet crib wood limit.
- All wood stoves and pellet stoves – 2.0 grams per hour for catalytic and non-catalytic stoves, if emissions are tested using cribs. Alternative limit: 2.5 grams per hour, if tested with cord wood; method must be approved.
Members of the North Carolina senate have recognized that the EPA is an out of control fedgov agency made up of bureaucrats who are dedicated to a political agenda designed to tyrannize over the American people and de-industrialize America. “No longer is the state going to be on autopilot for what the EPA is cramming down upon us,” Barefoot said. The choice is simple for states: succumb to fedgov tryranny or adopt a policy of nullification and be prepared to defend their actions based on the Tenth Amendment.