Dallas considers ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, citing noise and pollution issues

Posted on AllSides December 11th, 2021
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Leaf blowers may become the latest equipment to make the switch from gasoline to electric, at least in Dallas.

At a Tuesday hearing, members of the Dallas City Council's environment and sustainability committee resolved to begin evaluating whether to ban certain kinds of gasoline-powered blowers over pollution concerns, local media reported.

City staff presented a report that mentioned noise pollution, airborne allergens and greenhouse gas emissions from leaf blowers as problems. Committee members also reviewed case studies of regulations in other cities, including Houston.

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