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04-18-2007, 07:52 AM
10% of smog might come from garden equipment? I never thought it could possibly be that high! WOW!

What's your view? Is this a snap shot of things to come?

Emission limits proposed for lawn mowers (http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070418/BUSINESS/704180353/1003) - Those polluting engine-powered mowers that are a staple of suburban lawn care would become much cleaner under emission limits proposed Tuesday.

The regulators' proposal follows a long-running dispute between California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Missouri Republican Sen. Kit Bond, who has sought to block the change in order to protect Briggs & Stratton Corp., a small-engine maker in his home state.

Walk-behind and riding mowers, and other garden equipment account for up to 10 percent of summertime smog-forming emissions from mobile sources in some parts of the country.

04-20-2007, 11:10 PM
As of right now, I am a big supporter of "going green" as I call it. It's time that we start to change our ways or we will not have anything left come the future.