CARB gets deadline to phase out small gas engines

October 15, 2021
A newly enacted California law has set a mid-2022 deadline for the state air board to adopt rules that may ban the sale of most new gasoline-powered small off-road engines (SORE) beginning in 2024 to slash pollution from outdoor lawn and garden equipment, amid concern that regulators might otherwise delay the rule. “Having the Legislature order the transition to zero-emission engines in the small off-road category adds substantial weight and certainty to that process,” says an environmentalist. “Putting that transition...

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