Small Engines

California Assembly members Marc Berman and Lorena Gonzalez introduced legislation Monday to phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines. Such engines are used to power lawn and garden machinery, including lawn mowers and leaf blowers. The proposed law would require new sales of the engines to be zero-emission by 2024 or a date set by the California Air Resources Board.

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California Green Group Trying to Make Big Plastic Pay for Scourge of Pollution

The Earth Island Institute is attempting a novel legal gambit that attempts to hold companies that rely on plastic packaging responsible for the vast amounts of plastics ending up in the oceans and along beaches, saying those companies have misled the public about the efficacy of plastic recycling to protect their bottom line.

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