Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban Takes Effect Next Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Beginning April 28, the use of gas-powered leaf blowers will be prohibited in the City of Pasadena. A new state law bans the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers by the start of 2024 to help achieve 100% zero emissions in California from small off-road engines (SOREs) by 2035. As part of SB 170, $27 million was available to sole proprietors and other small landscaping businesses to assist in the purchase of zero-emission SOREs, including leaf-blowing machines, lawnmowers and string trimmers. There is currently $17.2 million... continue reading »"Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban Takes Effect Next Month"