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California bans sale of lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and other gas-powered equipment

Added 10-11-21 12:17:02pm EST - “California has banned the sale of new gas-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws, and other small motor lawn-care tools under a bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday. The new law requires small-motor landscaping…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “California bans sale of lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and other gas-powered equipment”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

California has banned the sale of new gas-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws, and other small motor lawn-care tools under a bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday.

The new law requires small-motor landscaping equipment to be zero-emission, meaning that they must be battery-powered or plug-in, by 2024 or as soon as the California Air Resources Board determines it is feasible to make the transition. New portable gas-powered generators are required to be zero-emission by 2028, or later if the agency says so, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The ban covers all engines that produce less than 25 gross horsepower, including lawn mowers, weed trimmers, chain saws, golf carts, specialty vehicles, generators and pumps. It does not apply to on-road motor vehicles, off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, model airplanes, or cars.

The author of the bill, Assemblyman Marc Berman (D), praised the governor for signing the law banning "dangerous" lawn care equipment.

"Thank you @GavinNewsom for singing my bill to ban the sale of gas powered leaf blowers & other small engine equipment beginning in 2024! This equipment is dangerous to the workers who use it, disruptive to communities, & terribly damaging to our climate," Berman tweeted.

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