New York City About to Get New Regulations for Cleaner Heating Oil


This Should be Done Everywhere
According to a piece in the NYT's Green blog, new regulations for heating oil in NYC were proposed today and could phase out the dirtiest types of heating oil used by about 10,000 buildings in New York: "No. 6, the cheapest but most viscous type pumped into aging boilers, and another heavy oil, No. 4, which is only slightly less noxious. Air pollution from these oils can irritate the lungs and worsen conditions like asthma and emphysema as well as increase the risk of heart attack and premature death." All I can say is: It's about time!

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