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Title: California Bans Small Off-Road Gas Engines, Including Lawnmowers And Chainsaws
Source: Epoch Times
URL Source: ... uding-lawnmowers-and-chainsaws
Published: Oct 12, 2021
Author: ZeroHedge
Post Date: 2021-10-12 23:25:02 by Esso
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Views: 109
Comments: 5

California moved one step closer to ending reliance on fossil fuels as Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new bill into law on Sunday to ban all off-road gas-powered engines.

The new law requires the state to apply the new rule by Jan. 1, 2024, or as soon as regulators determine is “feasible,” whichever date is later, according to the bill.

The bill served as one step in the governor’s California Comeback Plan that includes a strong focus on climate change initiatives.

“In a time when the state and country are more divided than ever, this legislative session reminds us what we can accomplish together. I am thankful for our partners in the state Legislature who furthered our efforts to tackle the state’s most persistent challenges – together, we took action to address those challenges head-on, implementing historic legislation and the California Comeback Plan to hit fast forward on our state’s recovery,” Newsom said in a press release on Saturday.

“What we’re doing here in California is unprecedented in both nature and scale. We will come back from this pandemic stronger than ever before,” he added.

A ‘Massive Change’ Measure Not all Californians approve of the new legislation. Andrew Bray, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Landscape Professionals, argued the zero-emission commercial-grade equipment landscapers will be far too expensive.

“These companies are going to have to completely retrofit their entire workshops to be able to handle this massive change in voltage so they’re going to be charged every day,” Bray said, according to a Los Angeles Times report Saturday.

The change could strongly impact small businesses in landscaping and related industries. In addition to increased costs, the change could result in other unexpected problems, such as the need to carry charged batteries.

“Bray said a three-person landscaping crew will need to carry 30 to 40 fully charged batteries to power its equipment during a full day’s work,” according to the report.

A Small Business Disaster The new law is expected to affect nearly 50,000 small businesses, according to The Washington Examiner. It noted that California’s budget includes $30 million for professional landscapers and gardeners to quit using gas-powered equipment, but that it would not be enough to cover the full costs.

The change is also not the only recent climate change announcement regarding gas-powered engines by Newsom. Last month, the governor signed an executive order to ban gas-powered and diesel cars by 2035.

“This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change,” Newsom said in the press release announcing the order. “For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe.

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Gavin Newsom Takes Dip In Pacific Ocean Causing Massive Oil Slick

SACRAMENTO, CA—The Coast Guard was called in this week to clean up a massive oil slick off the coast of California. According to witnesses, the spill was created by California Governor Gavin Newsom swimming in the water for a couple of minutes.

"This is an environmental disaster," said an EPA spokesperson. "Our sources indicate at least 13% of the world's petroleum is used to make hair gel for Gavin Newsom. He should have known better than to just jump in the water with all that in his hair."

Crews will be on hand for several days to clean up the spill and issue medical care to marine life affected by the spill. Already, hundreds of volunteers are stationed on the beach, helping to clean Gavin's "MEGA- hold" hair gel off seagulls, pelicans, and otters.

In a statement to the press, Newsom apologized for polluting the oceans. "I'm only human, and I made a mistake," he said. "Plus, I'm naturally very oily and greasy. And I only look good with my hair pulled straight back and glued to my head. I shouldn't have just jumped in the water like that where cameras would catch what I was doing."

To help protect the environment and reverse the damage from his oil slick, Newsom later announced that he was banning all swimming until further notice.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-10-12   23:30:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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That is wonderful! It means California is one step close to going broke.

DWornock  posted on  2021-10-13   1:27:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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The bill served as one step in the governor’s California Comeback Plan that includes a strong focus on climate change initiatives.

Oh YEAH, gov -- the main thing on everybody's minds in late 2021!


USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-10-13   2:08:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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“Bray said a three-person landscaping crew will need to carry 30 to 40 fully charged batteries to power its equipment during a full day’s work,”

And consider how long it takes to recharge 30 - 40 battery packs. The workers would need at least 60-80 packs. Half of them are in use during the day while the other half are getting recharged somewhere. Of course the extra electricity needed to charge them will come from outside the state of CA where traditional power generation is utilized.

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-10-13   2:33:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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Replacing two batteries for my electric leaf blower cost twice as much as the blower itself. (DeWalt brand)

“ On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2021-10-13   8:55:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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