OWBs:A Critical Issue in Environmental Justice

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OWBs:A Critical Issue in Environmental Justice

Postby Wilberforce » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:42 pm

https://tyokosun.wordpress.com/articles ... d-boilers/

Outdoor Wood Boilers: A Critical Issue in Environmental Justice

Anfani Okosun, Purdue University North Central

T.Y. Okosun, Northeastern Illinois University

Presented at the University of Kwazulu Natal, Durban, South Africa, June 2007

Several of the concerns raised in this article hinge on the emotive barometers of provocations at losing rights and privileges. Yet the right to publicly do certain things must be balanced with the rights of others (in fact everyone), to enjoy equal access to certain common resources, in this case, clean air and public respectability. This article attempts to discuss the increasing problem of Outdoor Hydronic Heaters, more specifically Outdoor Wood Boilers (OWB) (a major pollutant), in the United States and how the increased clamor for minimal or no regulation has national and global implications.

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