Ban open burning and help clear the air |

Ban open burning and help clear the air

How can the EPA, or powers that be, declare the air quality as good (30) and allow open burning when the sky is so polluted with smoke?

On Dec. 5, coming down Highway 20 and approaching Nevada City, the sky was dulled with smoke. Spirals could be seen in all directions. Continuing through Nevada City and Grass Valley south almost to Alta Sierra Drive, where I live, the air was still polluted.

Now, I realize that open burning is not the only contribution to our pollution, but banning it could go a long way to help clear the air for people – especially those with respiratory disease – to again be able to be out and about and enjoy our beautiful environment.

Suffering with claustrophobia and gasping for breath, I remain a loyal reader of The Union. Thanks for listening.

Anna Lee Oliver

Grass Valley

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