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…
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