Re: “Anti-burners infringing on others people’s rights” (Other Views, Citizen, May 25).
Burning wood is a very dirty form of heat.
Blaming the victims of that heat source does not make it cleaner or justify the continued use of it. If anyone should move it should be those set on fouling our air rather than those who want to enjoy the clean air of a beautiful country setting.
If you want to contaminate an airshed move to the city. When you or your family came to the area is meaningless.
We have lived here longer than you and our family history on the Island is longer than yours — so what?
Yes there are other forms of pollution that we cannot easily fix. That does not justify not fixing ones that we can. I do agree that the pollution of our watershed is equally important as the pollution of our airshed.
Some might say that dumping wood smoke into an airshed is little different than dumping contaminated soil into a watershed.