burning in back yard: Plattsburgh (NY) Press Republican, Sept.
"The state is being asked to take up the urgent prohibition
of backyard burning of garbage in barrels. The consequences of doing
nothing to address the problem are severe."
Ban Backyard Trash Burning:
The Journal, Ogdensburg, NY. Jan. 23, 2002.
It's time to toss out burn
barrels: The Daily Star, Cooperstown NY, Feb. 4, 2000.
Online version at The
"Maybe decades ago when populations were thinner and trash
less toxic it was a tolerable way to dispose of household waste. But
those days are gone."
must ban burn barrels: The Daily Star, Cooperstown NY,
Oct. 11, 2000.
"It's time state environmental regulators get real about the
effects of burn barrels by banning them altogether ...."
barrel issue won't stop burning: The Daily Star, Cooperstown
NY, Jan. 19, 2001.
"If government is not going to restrict manufacturers from
packaging their products in the kinds of materials we deem 'obnoxious'
or even toxic, then we'd better figure out real soon how we can safely
recycle or dispose of all those varieties of paper and plastic. The
answer isn't to burn the wrappings in the barrel in the backyard."