- Written by Megan Coghill
- Fairbanks North Star Borough
The borough already uses woodstove upgrades and other programs to reduce pollution in areas of Fairbanks known to have the worst air quality.
“Around 200 people have already taken advantage of the wood-stove reimbursement exchange,” said Luke Hopkins, mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. "Many more applications have been received awaiting approval.”
An ordinance adopted this August, established requirements to help diminish fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) concentrations in areas that exceeded the allowable limit when first measured in 2008. The ordinance begins “No person shall install or allow the installation, within the nonattainment area, of a solid fuel burning appliance.”