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    Default Gasoline-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers to be banned under new California law

    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.
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    Gas-powered equipment with small off-road engines produce a similar amount of smog-causing pollution as light-duty passenger cars create in California, according to the Times, which is why lawmakers are working to curb emissions that come from those tools.

    According to The Associated Press, there are more than 16.7 million small engines in California, which tops the number of passenger cars on roads by roughly 3 million.

    Using a gas-powered leaf blower for one hour reportedly causes the same amount of pollution to be emitted into the air as does a 2017 Toyota Camry driving from Los Angeles to Denver, which spans roughly 1,100 miles, the AP reported, citing state officials.

    “It’s amazing how people react when they learn how much this equipment pollutes, and how much smog-forming and climate-changing emissions that small off-road engine equipment creates,” said Assemblyman Marc Berman (D), the author of the legislation, according to the Times.

    “This is a pretty modest approach to trying to limit the massive amounts of pollution that this equipment emits, not to mention the health impact on the workers who are using it constantly,” he added.

    The state has allocated $30 million to support professional landscapers and gardeners with switching their equipment from gas-powered to zero-emission, according to Berman.

    Some lawmakers from both sides of the aisle voiced opposition to the bill, according to the Times, airing concerns regarding individuals living in rural areas.

    Critics specifically pointed to the requirement for portable generators to be zero-emission, noting that California often experiences blackouts during wildfire season.
    https://thehill.com/policy/energy-en...s-leaf-blowers

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    Good. They are noisy as hell.

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    my HOA pays for lawn services ( so nice not to have to deal with the constant grass cutting in Florida)

    They would have to carry a bunch of extra batteries for the weed eaters and blowers
    Crew of about 10 guys comes thru and does the trimming 2x a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    my HOA pays for lawn services ( so nice not to have to deal with the constant grass cutting in Florida)

    They would have to carry a bunch of extra batteries for the weed eaters and blowers
    Crew of about 10 guys comes thru and does the trimming 2x a week
    same here for 225 a month they cut our grass take care of the sprinkler system paint the place exterior every 10 years mulch take care of the trees reclaimed wateer the gate security property lighting etc all included

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    my HOA pays for lawn services ( so nice not to have to deal with the constant grass cutting in Florida)

    They would have to carry a bunch of extra batteries for the weed eaters and blowers
    Crew of about 10 guys comes thru and does the trimming 2x a week
    Oh the horror!!!

    Generators should be excluded when used during electrical outages.

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    They really screwed themselves this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concart View Post
    Oh the horror!!!

    Generators should be excluded when used during electrical outages.
    Nope. You're fucked
    Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment because you have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.

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    calm down comrade, unbunch those panties

    this law is long overdue, gasoline fumes are not welcome nor are ICE's efficient

    didn't know Russia even had condo's and HOAs, imagine that

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    these are the same hillbillies and mouth breathers that bitched when horses were replaced by cars. real morons and dickheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    Good. They are noisy as hell.
    Get off my lawn Nordberg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    my HOA pays for lawn services ( so nice not to have to deal with the constant grass cutting in Florida)

    They would have to carry a bunch of extra batteries for the weed eaters and blowers
    Crew of about 10 guys comes thru and does the trimming 2x a week
    I cut my own grass with a Simplicity tractor. I weedwack and use an air blower too.
    I think I'll add a little more oil to the weedwacker and blower to make up for those
    poor sobs in CA. who have to buy an electric weedwacker and blower, plus batteries.
    Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment because you have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB 60 View Post
    I cut my own grass with a Simplicity tractor. I weedwack and use an air blower too.
    I think I'll add a little more oil to the weedwacker and blower to make up for those
    poor sobs in CA. who have to buy an electric weedwacker and blower, plus batteries.
    I think you should. it's the way a crybaby sissy boy who wants trump to grab his pussy would act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    these are the same hillbillies and mouth breathers that bitched when horses were replaced by cars. real morons and dickheads.
    The Amish still use horses, you stupid fuck.
    Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment because you have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
    these are the same hillbillies and mouth breathers that bitched when horses were replaced by cars. real morons and dickheads.
    textbook reactionaries, natural born luddites

    thankfully history eventually leaves them in the dust, driving those cars you mentioned lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB 60 View Post
    The Amish still use horses, you stupid fuck.
    I'll bet you look cute with that beard and suspenders!

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