California to ban gas lawn mowers, leaf blowers and chainsaws

More from our Libs Might As Well Be Campaigning For Republicans Department:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill on Saturday that moves to ban gas-powered lawn equipment in the state — including lawn mowers and leaf blowers — in an effort to limit air pollution.

The bill directs state regulators to stop selling gas-powered equipment that has small off-road engines by Jan. 1, 2024, or once the California Air Resources Board says such a law is “feasible,” whichever date comes later.

The law also calls for new portable gas-powered generators to be zero-emission by 2028, according to the Los Angeles Times. That deadline, however, could be pushed back by the state board.

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-envir … af-blowers

Phase out and incentivize electric, sure. They’ve made great strides in developing 18-volt power equipment, but an outright ban is just dumb.

Statistics: Posted by John Q. Public — Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:44 am — Replies 0 — Views 11