Ottawa council's environment committee supports phaseout of gas-powered lawn gear

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen

Gas-powered lawn equipment, like exhaust-spewing, noisy leaf blowers, is on the outs in Ottawa’s municipal government.

On Tuesday, Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawlson King received majority support from council’s standing committee on environmental protection, water and waste management to start phasing out the gas-guzzling gear as soon as possible.

...City staff support the proposal. They plan to report back to council by the end of the year on a “green equipment plan” after seeing how battery-powered blowers, trimmers and small chainsaws fare in municipal operations between spring and fall.

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