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Colorado plans to curtail use of gas-powered lawn mowers, blowers and more

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Colorado wants to curtail the use of gas-powered lawnmowers, chainsaws, leaf blowers and other hand-held lawn and garden equipment, but just how expansive those restrictions will be rests with an eight-member commission charged with regulating air pollution in the state.

On Wednesday, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will consider two proposals — including a potential ban on the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment along the Front Range — as part of its efforts to clean the air. One proposal was created by a state agency, the Air Pollution Control Division, and the other was written by a nonprofit whose board is appointed by the governor: the Regional Air Quality Council.

Gas-powered lawn and garden equipment contributes to the poor air quality along the Front Range…

Noelle Phillips

2023-12-11 11:38:26

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