Wood stove ban in Montreal, Canada

City of Montreal has banned the utilization of wood fired stoves as of October 2016. Decision has sparked controversy and residents have argued about the pro\'s and cons of this decision. aims are to reduce fine particle pollution but opponents highlight that the city should not ban Co2 neutral wood burning while keeping local refineries, industry and transport less restricted

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources fire wood
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords Montreal, ban, firewood, pollution, Canada
References http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/montreal-moves-to-eliminate-all-fireplaces-within-city-limits-1.1420733
Start date 2015
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Intensity public debate
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