I lived in North Pole, AK for the past 18 years and I have burned wood every year. The pollutants caused by burning wood is far less than that of the pollutants caused by refining oil into the precious fuel they want us to burn which adds even more pollutants into the air. They only measure the part we burn, not the part they burn.
The EPA fails to take into account the amount of energy lost in the creation of the fuel source. If you take into consideration the growth of the tree, which creates oxygen, then wood is the ultimate "GREEN" energy source as it is both renewable and abundant. It requires no refining to grow, no refining to cut down, and no refining to haul into the house, unless you use optional power tools.
And besides, we Alaskans should be used to burning wood, we get forest fires in the summer, and wood stove fires in the winter. With EPA's new self made law, then forest fires are now illegal. Yet the EPA also requires that forest fires which do not endanger property or life must be allowed to burn.
The EPA needs to go away. They haven't done the job they were created to do since the 70's.