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pavla Hi, I would like to know what are the regulations for countries in European Union regarding heating with burning firewoods. I live in Slovenia and have exteme difficulties because regulations and law is suitable for people who use wet firewoods or especially tree branches.

I have about 8 months of extremely polluted air in a village where I live. We cannot open a window more than maybe an hour or two a day. Most people use type of firewoods that doesn't make big white or violet smoke, but there are always many neighbours who doesn't care for the quality of air and pollute entire village. They simply go to the forrest and get all branches they find and burn them every day for at least 8 months a year not just in cold winter days.

I would like to know since slovenian ministry for environment and spatial planing doesn't have any particular law regarding proper use of these firefoods and misuse of other elements, if there is any law in Europan Union that can solve this problem?

I think about moving to other place and selling the house but that shouldn't be the good choice because I realize that only people who don't care about environment have full priviliges for their quality of life and not the people who take care about fresh and clean air.

I know that emissions in our village greatly exceeds all permited concentration of PM10 particles because it's more than ten times worse than living in a cities.

Kindly let me know if there is any solution for this problem,
Thank you,
Pavla

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parncutt I am writing on behalf of a Graz NGO called Rettet die Mur (save the river Mur).

The City of Graz plans to fell about 10,000 (ten thousand) trees along the river Mur in October 2017 to enable construction of a disputed sewage/rainwater storage pipe. Further information:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en[…]rees_for_sustainable_energy

In the past decade, the European Union has repeatedly warned the City of Graz about particulate matter pollution levels. Graz is surrounded by hills so there is relatively little wind. Although some progress has been made, felling 10,000 trees near the city centre is likely to cause particulate pollution levels to increase.

Is it possible for the EEA or another European institution to intervene on this basis?

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