Kicker - Leaf blower ban
WORLD Radio - Kicker - Leaf blower ban
Noisy lawn equipment in on the outs in Burlington, Vermont
NICK EICHER, HOST: Vermont’s largest city just passed a new ordinance.
SOUND: LEAF BLOWER
The City Council in Burlington passed a phased-in ban this week. It mandates moving to quieter electric-powered ... hang on.
SOUND: LEAF BLOWER STOPS
The city passed a phased-in ban on noisy gas-powered leaf blowers. They operate at 90 decibels, loud enough to cause hearing damage after two hours of exposure.
Everybody in Burlington has until May of next year to trade their gas blowers for quieter electric leaf blowers or a good old fashioned rake.
MARY REICHARD, HOST: I love my electric lawn tools!
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