7/20/12 HPBA/NPGA Files Reply Brief

On June 20, 2012, HPBA and NPGA filed a joint reply brief with the DC Court of Appeals. This is the last of the truly substantive filings in the proceeding. Two largely administrative filings remain, the last of which is due on Thursday, July 5th. After that, the Court will hear oral arguments on September 11, 2012, with a ruling expected by the end of 2012.

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Background

How did we get here? What is the basis for the US Department of Energy's assault on gas logs? Here is the background information ...

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The Threat

The US Department of Energy Proposed Rule would harm the market for gas logs, and severely limit consumer choice ...

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We're fighting for the survival of vented gas logs against the US Government, and we need all the help we can get. Here is what you can do to help save gas logs ...

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Fallacy of ‘”Decorative” 9000 BTU

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With the stroke of a pen, the US Department of Energy declared that (as of July 1, 2011), a gas log set must not consume more that 9000 BTU/hour to be termed "decorative". If it consumes more gas than that, it must meet efficiency ratings for which no testing methodogy exists. Watch this video where Rett Rasmussen illustrates the fallacy of 9000 BTU/Hour being "decorative."

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