Today’s Sacramento Bee has a story about how the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District wants to have Sacramentians (or whatever those folks call themselves) be banned from burning wood in their fireplace on certain days of the year. The concern is the particulates in the wood smoke, which are known to be dangerous to the lungs. Banning the burning of things is not new. In 1957, Los Angeles banned backyard incinerators to reduce air pollution. But fireplaces? There’s more smoke put in the air by brush fires. Why not ban those?
Overkill, thy acronym be AQMD.