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

  • At a time in history when just about everyone is stuck inside and at home during the day -- a time when our collective mental health is already being tested -- the effective noise pollution of gas leafblowers is dramatically increased. At least a temporary ban should be put in place.
  • They are noisy, bad for the environment and simply not necessary. I feel like handing all those chronic leaf-blowing people a rake.
  • I need sleep and don’t need leaf blowers waking me up at 7am