The ban could go into effect as soon as Jan. 1, 2024.
Besides lawn mowers and leaf blowers, I'm guessing non-industrial chainsaws will fall under this ruling too. Well intentioned, but...
(E) Expected availability of zero-emission generators and emergency response equipment.
It all seems pretty reasonable. I would be thrilled if the Maine state government started subsidizing me to get backup batteries and zero emissions equipment. Any time tax money is used to help people or the environment I'm on board, especially when it is both. Crazy to think that I have possibly "driven" several thousand miles on a commercial backpack lea blower.
Why would anyone do that when you can just blindly comment?
I read that as battery packs??? I guess.
Ok my comment. It’s now in the hands of the CARB. Yep that little sticker on many of the small engines we all already buy. Is a law that gives a regulatory agency a directive. They have been regulating these all along. I see a ban on the sale of NEW ICE leaf blowers trimmers and mowers under 25 hp very soon. With the price of gas and extra maintenance for ICE the switch to electric will probably decrease operational cost in the long term. I did the math for my mower. Electricity is cheaper than gas at 3$ a gallon add an oil change spark plug and tune up ever 5 years it’s way cheaper to operate. No I would never break even because I mow 30 minutes twice a month 7 months a year.Bholler that ebs-p won't just comment because he is a real trouble maker like me...meant in fun now so don't take a rant here.. Cal. governor sucks...clancey
Just curious why you care if you are not a California voter or resident. They have been pioneering environmental ideas for decades. Some of them work and the rest of the country adopts them some don't and they go away. I don't like the way lots of governors run their states but unless I am a resident of that state it's not my concern. That is a big part of states rights.I have been there and have friends there and pretty well up to date on the politics there..I know quite a lot about the governor too as well as a lot of people leaving the state as well as larger companies...and I could go on and on here and you are a instigator..clancey