Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Greening the American Lawn: Engine Manufacturer Blocks Catalytic Converters for Lawnmower Engines

Despite EPA's study documenting  that lawnmower emissions can be safely regulated  Non Road Engine Safety Study and the National Research Council study documenting the wisdom of California's regulation of mobile sources including its plan to regulate lawnmower emissions NRC Study, the engine manufacturer resists installing catalytic converters on its engines.  The manufacturer has already succeeded in having federal legislation delaying the California standards for these studies and eliminating the ability of other states to adopt those standards.  The news coverage given this issue by the NYTimes may help those of us who prefer not to inhale air pollution and create smog as they mow their lawns. NYTimes article

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