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