Update: My BeePeeking blog has been receiving lots of hits from my April post on leaf blower noise and the Seattle City Council plan to ban them=YAY! Please sign this MoveOn.org petition: MoveOnNoBlowers to support the microflora and fauna of our city and help create a healthier environment for all urban life.
Gasoline powered leaf blowers are noisy, negatively affect our health, and pollute our precious environment. Many are powered by two-stroke engines which can emit 30 percent of their unused gas and oil as exhaust according to the California Environmental Protection Agency. The American Lung Association states that leaf blowers "can pollute the air even more than cars." Seattle City Council will be studying leaf blowers. But the research is clear. They are harmful to us, our kids and the environment. You have the power to convince City Council to act.