The gas-powered leaf blower is responsible for a significant amount of fossil fuel use, as well as noise and air pollution. Our cars and trucks require strict emissions testing and regulation. The 2-stroke engines in gas leaf blowers (GLBs) lacks emission control components, releasing 300 times the levels of hydrocarbons as vehicles on the road. According to the California Air Resources Board, running one for 1 hour is equivalent to the pollutants released by driving a car 1100 miles.
What you can do:
- Sign this petition to ban gas-powered leaf blowers during the summer months. We can do this! Hundreds of municipalities in the United States have already restricted the use of gas leaf blowers. Some cities and towns, like Washington D.C. and Larchmont, NY, will not allow their use at any time (as of January 1, 2022).
- Share the petition on social media.
- Contact Senator Liu and Assemblyman Dinowitz and ask them to support Senate bill S1113 and the companion bill, A5375 in 2021!