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Emission tests for lawn mowers

Grass Clippings - EU Emissions tests for lawnmowersFirst it targeted our vacuum cleaners in the name of global warming – now the EU is gunning for petrol-driven lawnmowers.

They are among a range of outdoor equipment facing stringent emissions tests, including chainsaws, combine harvesters and river barges.

The European Commission has already forced vacuum cleaner manufacturers to stop producing the most powerful machines.

 

The latest regulation is designed to reduce air pollution by cutting emissions from combustion engines in ‘non-road mobile machinery’, Brussels commissioner for industry Nelli Feroci said yesterday.

As well as small gardening and handheld equipment, bigger off-road equipment including excavators, bulldozers and crop harvesters, as well as railcars, locomotives and inland waterway vessels such as river barges are also in the Brussels executive’s sights.

‘These people are fanatics,’ said Paul Nuttall, Ukip Euro MP for the north-west of England. 

‘They are so blind to their own failings that they do not even realise the contempt which their hyperactivity breeds in the voting public. They just need to stop, take a deep breath and take a look at themselves.’

What makes me laugh is the individuals coming up wth these stupid and not very well thought out concepts have probably never cut their own grass in their lives!  Back of EU Ministers you really do not have a clue!

Read more on The Daily Mail

 

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