Washington, DC

From ANC2B04 Commissioner Nick DelleDonne:

“A bill to phase out the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in DC (Bill 22-0234) has been introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh. The principal concerns are health-related harms caused by damaging noise generated by gas-powered leaf blowers and the unnecessary scattering of injurious substances into the breathable airspace. Workers, children, seniors and people with chronic illnesses are at greatest risk. The bill is supported by Quiet Clean D.C.

The bill allows time for homeowners and businesses to phase out the older, more harmful technology and transition to more healthful, quieter equipment. Cleaner and quieter battery-powered leaf blowers are increasingly available and are being used already by some local landscaping companies and homeowners with effective results and competitive pricing.

A resolution favoring the bill may be introduced at the December 13 ANC2B meeting and this notice is part of our public outreach. Let me know what you think.”


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