Chevy Chase bans GLBs

Chevy Chase village, in Maryland, has passed a ban on gas-powered leafblowers. You can read the full resolution here.

WHEREAS, the Village Board has determined that residents of the Village have a right to an environment that is free from noise that may jeopardize their health, general welfare or property and as a result, the Board adopted Chapter 20, “Noise Control”; and

WHEREAS, the Village’s Environment & Energy Committee has issued a report entitled “Proposal to Address Noise and other Impacts from Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers” dated June 18, 2019 and amended dated August 15, 2019, and has recommended that gas powered leaf blowers be prohibited in the Village; and

WHEREAS, the Board has determined that it is in the public interest to prohibit gas- powered leaf blowers after January 1, 2022, to reduce the environmental noise pollution that this equipment creates and the effective date of this law is consistent with that of the District of Columbia’s law prohibiting gas-powered blowers;

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