Leaf blowers out of gas

Westlake Village outlawing all small, off-road engines


SOUND OFF—A worker operates a fuel-powered machine in Westlake Village. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

How dirty are those small off-road engines that power leaf blowers, lawnmowers, and some generators?

If used for an hour, as dirty as a 2016 Toyota Camry driven 1,100 miles, according to the California Air Resources Board. With nearly 3 million in California, those gas-powered engines outnumber light-duty passenger cars in the state, 16.5 million versus 13.7 million.

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