California law bans small off-road gas engines, including lawnmowers, golf carts, and chainsaws – IOTW Report

California law bans small off-road gas engines, including lawnmowers, golf carts, and chainsaws


California took another step toward its goal of ridding the state of all gas-powered engines thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday.

The new law will ban the sale of all off-road, gas-powered engines, including generators, lawn equipment, pressure washers, chainsaws, weed trimmers, and even golf carts. Under the new law , these machines must be zero-emissions, meaning they will have to be either battery-powered or plug-in, according to the Los Angeles Times .

“This is a pretty modest approach to trying to limit the massive amounts of pollution that this equipment emits, not to mention the health impact on the workers who are using it constantly,” Marc Berman, the bill’s author, told the outlet. “It’s amazing how people react when they learn how much this equipment pollutes, and how much smog forming and climate changing emissions that small off-road engine equipment creates.”

The new law is expected to affect nearly 50,000 small businesses . California’s budget includes $30 million to help professional landscapers and gardeners quit using gas-powered equipment, but even then, the budget is still not capable of bearing the full financial burden. more

45 Comments on California law bans small off-road gas engines, including lawnmowers, golf carts, and chainsaws

  1. They have lost their minds. But then, I’m not saying anything you don’t already know. The only thing that will save the good people there is fair elections and that is a tall order.

  2. What sucks is this will make gas powered equipment more expensive for EVERYONE, even though we hate California, because the manufacturers have a smaller market to sell to, hurting economies of scale.
    Liberals are determined to remove all aspects that make our civilization advanced. They really are making us a third world country.

  3. A smarter move would have been to put emissions requirements on them, perhaps noise requirements too. The industry would have quickly responded with cleaner motors, as it has done in the past with cars and with some gardening equipment.
    Of course the obvious side effect will be use of older and older equipment, patching it up beyond when people would have bought a new one. That means more noise and more pollution. Plus driving to Arizona or Nevada to buy new ones.

  4. So these things have to be electric powered now, but they can’t even guarantee electric power now.

  5. So, forget using a gas powered generator for electricity when PG and (no) E fails to provide electricity or shuts down.

    I was thinking Wyoming is my destination, but I don’t know about that now from reading about libtardism there, as well. Now where?

  6. WOW.

    Without those Items how are firefighters & forest manegment supposed to manage the overgrowth forests.

    Oh Wait, Never Mind.

  7. Shit, I guess I’ll buy one of those electric generators now. Stupid fucking people. They’ve just created another black market. And killed the logging industry.

  8. We get electric riding mowers come in sometimes. We have to be especially diligent when working on them so you don’t electrocute yourself. Lots of voltage.

  9. The powersports industry is worth about $8 billion annually in the U.S.

    California just pissed away about $2+ billion in lost revenues!

    How can people this stupid be left in charge?

  10. Imagine dragging an extension cord around a 5 acre lot to blow it clean.

    Do they have those size lots in cali? They have them here in IL with big ass trees and they are banning gas blowers here too. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to clean a large lot with an electric blower.

    Does anyone think about reality when passing this nonsense?

    I guess the leaves will just pile up. More fires, anyone?

  11. THey are just all tied in knots when they learned some of this equipment burns oil in the gas for 2-stroke engines. ON NOES, 2 ounces of oil in a gallon of gas, and I see smoke in the exhaust. Triggered!! Polluting my ass, a gallon of mixed gas for my gas blower would last friggin 3 years. Who cares, use the equipment anyways pay the fine it’s not worth the hassle to go electric for much of it.

  12. Conservative Cowgirl… still seems good here in SC lindseygrahamnesty and occasional tim scott not withstanding. I hear Missouri is still somewhat free if you prefer the cold.
    Best wishes.

  13. Speaking of generators, I read just a day or two ago how hard to get they are now. Weeks and months out for some.

  14. Wonder what they mean be “zero emissions,” exactly. Hydrogen fuel produces water vapor. That’s an ’emission.” Ethanol produces carbon dioxide and water vapor, also emissions. What’s wrong with that? The dumb politicians produce emissions: carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, indole, and various other stinky products out of their ugly, bodily orifices around the clock. Californians should ban THEM.

  15. “Cut off your nose to spite your face.”
    Whatta bunch of morons.

    mortem tyrannis

    izlamo delenda est …

  16. So when people can’t mow their yard they’ll replace it with cement or rock.

    So much for “saving the planet”. Stupid fucking asshole Gavin Nuissance.

    You could also just not comply.

  17. Electric powered generators, I finished in the bottom half of my high school class so yeh makes sense to me charge up the generator to make electricity, perfect , no electricity pull out the battery powered generator, if I was smarter I would have thought that up myself , I guess that’s why we vote for smart politicians!!!

  18. I know that this has been discussed in years past, so I am actually quite surprised they didn’t include charcoal and propane grills in this bill!
    (I know, I know, just wait…)

  19. If I lived in that future shithole, I’d be trying to corner the market on goats and sheep for lawn control. (And musloid girlfriends)

  20. Incrementally, the powers that be will take over every single aspect of our lives, (should we decide to allow it), then only the elite will be allowed to violate ANY law they deem necessary in order that they, (the elite), will live in complete bliss.

  21. @ MikeD: perfect. We’ve got tons of Afghanis coming here so they’ll be something to keep them entertained.

  22. Soooo… you can still CRUSH your favorite elected dimwit, while rolling coal on 40″ mudders then? 😆 😆 😆

  23. Conservative Cowgirl, I believe Montana is the only state that has banned firing people for no jab. Private employers. In NE, the only time I have worn a mask is in the beginning of the fakedemic, to get past checkpoint charlie at the dr. Took it off once I got in. Never worn one at a store, no one said a word. Waiting for them to cut off ss if no clot shot. I will die first. This is the hill I will die on.

  24. Wait… electric powered generator ???? Wouldn’t that be, in effect, a perpetual motion machine?? And all it takes is an idiot to pass a law and perpetual motion suddenly becomes possible ??? Who knew.

  25. I think it’s Milwaukee tools that has a battery powered inverter for 120 volt?
    Not exactly a generator.
    Don’t see the point in anything like that. Not very enduring in the long run. If the power goes out how long is that going to last?
    My go to is a Honda 2000 gas generator inverter. You don’t need to run it but a few hours twice a day to keep 2 freezers and a refrigerator at temperature.

  26. Hmmm … I’m seeing a whole lot of sales opportunities, here.
    People stupid enough to “elect” Gavin Newsom.
    People stupid enough to ban gasoline engines.
    People stupid enough to believe in the Globaloney Warming Hoax.
    Are also people stupid enough to buy electrical electric generators!

    mortem tyrannis

    izlamo delenda est …

  27. There are a lot of battery powered inverter packages that they call “generators” today. Most of them aren’t worth powering something for more than an hour at full load and the ones that are beefy enough to be practicle are heavy and expensive. Once again, wake me when a “gallon” of electricity weighs 7 or 8 pounds. Right now it weighs about 33lbs! No comparison!


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