The state legislature is currently enacting a new law. It would prohibit local governments from imposing rules on when leaf blowers may be operated.
Why it mattersGas-powered leaf blowers are often used to maintain properties. Residents who are tired of constant maintenance may want an alternative. noise environmental impactsThey have forced governments to ban or restrict their use.
Zoom outSome places, such as Washington, D.C., might have BannedCalifornia will eventually eliminate gas-powered leaf mowers by 2024.
What they’re saying: The LEAF Act’s chief sponsor, state Rep. Don Hogan of St. Simons Island, said Tuesday during a committee hearing that the bill “is for the working man out there and women who do lawncare work”Discrimination against gas-powered leaf blowers is prohibited. gardening tools.
The flip side of the coinAtlanta has been home for many residents over the years. Peter BahouthHe has advocated against gasoline-powered leaf blowers. Axios says he can hear them running through his neighborhood at certain times during the year.
Bahouth claims that gas-powered leaf blowers can cause harm to the environment, and workers who inhale them can become ill. Bahouth claims that the landscaping industry has been slow to switch to electric-powered blowers despite them being equally powerful.
Bahouth informs Axios that leaf blowers are a common and popular tool. “so much control over nature that they can’t stand a leaf on their lawn.”
Kristal’s thought bubble: Today’s kids will never know the joy of jumping on and wrestling in a pile of leaves.