Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Rouzer (NC-7) introduced the Stop EPA Overregulation of Rural Americans, which would repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent rule for new residential wood heaters. 

In early March, the EPA published a final rule establishing federal standards for residential wood heaters. Small manufacturers are concerned that these standards would make heaters too cost prohibitive to produce. Rural residents are worried because the costs of additional regulations are always passed down to the consumer, and many rural residents rely on wood-burning heaters to keep their energy costs low. 

“This is a classic example of EPA nonsense,” said Congressman Rouzer.  “The federal government has no business telling private citizens how they should heat their homes.  This is one more regulation that will cause unnecessary harm and cost small businesses and families all across America.”

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