The City Council of Portland, Ore., has voted to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers by 2028, according to a March 13 report from Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Gas-powered leaf blowers will be prohibited in 2026, except during the fall and winter and by 2028, they will be banned completely. Those who violate the policy will face a fine of up to $1,000.

Regarding opposition to the ban, the report said "landscaping professionals argue that electric leaf blowers are still far more expensive than gas-powered devices." The city will offer incentives small landscaping businesses to offset these costs.

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

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