The Associated Press

Residential wood burning

About the data set

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved new rules for residential wood-burning heaters. The rules, which will be phased in over five years, limit the amount of fine particle emissions that can be released in the smoke from newly manufactured products.

Included spreadsheet

The included spreadsheet has two pages that provide state-by-state comparisons of fine particle emissions from residential wood burning in 2011, the latest year for which the EPA had figures. The first ranks states by their total tons of emissions in 2011. The second ranks states according to their 2011 per capita emissions. The per capita emissions are shown as pounds of emissions per resident.

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IMPORTANT notes about the data set

All data collected and prepared by AP Correspondent David A. Lieb.