Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order on Sept. 13 requiring state facilities to phase out the use of gas-powered lawn and garden equipment by June 2025, according to a report from Colorado Politics. Facilities would be required to switch to electric equipment.

The report stated the following:

The phase-out of gas lawn equipment applies to facilities within the Denver metro and North Front Range areas, where air quality doesn't meet federal standards. Contractors that use electric equipment will be also prioritized to tend to those facilities. State agencies must study the feasibility of a statewide phase-out before February 2024. 

This follows the Denver Regional Air Quality Council voting July 7 to ban the sale of gas-powered lawn equipment in the Denver metro area, according to a report from CBS Colorado. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will vote on that plan in December.

For more info on ongoing attempts at regulating gas-powered outdoor power equipment, view our ongoing coverage here.

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