Tuesday, March 13, 2007

At long last, EPA moves forward with standards for lawn mowers and other dirty small engines.

At long last, the U.S. EPA is finally moving forward with proposed new national air pollution standards for lawn mowers and other dirty small engines.

The White House Office of Management and Budget began reviewing the EPA proposal on March 9.

These engines contribute significantly to smog problems around the nation. Cleaning them up will bring cleaner air from coast to coast. It is high time that EPA moved forward to address this serious pollution problem.

You may recall that at the end of last year, EPA approved California’s request for tougher standards in California. These national standards will be similar to the California standards, only taking effect a few years later.

Here is more from a White House regulatory web site:
http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eoViewRule?ruleID=270928

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