HARRISBURG -Efforts are underway to bring an end of gas-powered lawn and garden equipment in PA. A new report released by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center shows that the gas-powered equipment creates significant amounts of pollution statewide. Among all states for fine particulate pollution emissions from lawn and garden equipment, PA ranked 4th. The data shows that equipment in Lancaster County produced 41.5 tons of fine particulate pollution. Exposure to the pollutants is linked to a variety of health problems. The full report comes as some state lawmakers are pushing to eliminate gas-powered equipment and shift to battery powered equipment. Chester County Rep. Melissa Shusterman is working on legislation to establish a Zero Emissions Lawn Care Task Force which would develop a plan to phase out gas-powered lawn and garden equipment and establish incentive programs for residents and businesses to transition to battery-powered alternatives.