To: Tom Rasmussen, City Council Member, Mike O'Brien, City Council Member, and Sally Bagshaw, City Council Member

Ban Gas Powered Leaf Blowers in Seattle

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,

Why is this important?

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." For more information, go to


Reasons for signing

  • They are a blight: they make awful noise, emit pollution and destroy habitat for birds and insects.
  • I have had it with gas powered blowers. All they do is make noise and pollute the air and move the leaves from one sidewalk to the next. Truly absurd and truly unacceptable for a city concerned about climate change.
  • Seattle: solving the real problems of society!

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