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EPA Issues Pollution Rules for Lawnmowers

September 9, 2008

Gasoline-powered lawnmowers blamed for air pollution during summer months will have to run cleaner under new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency. The regulation issued yesterday requires a 35 percent reduction in emissions from new lawn and garden equipment powered by engines under 25 horsepower.

The directive takes effect in 2011 and is expected to save approximately 190 million gallons of gasoline each year.

Environmentalists welcome the regulation. It had been delayed for years by opposition from small-engine manufacturers.

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Originally published by Wire Reports.

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