A proposal for a summer gas leaf blower ban in New York State is currently in the Health Committees of both the State Senate and State Assembly. Please go to both links below to indicate your support.
Interested in Pursuing Leaf Blower Regulation in the State of New York?
State or Town?
As more people understand the many negative aspects of leaf blowers, many municipalities are regulating their use. Some states are also considering regulation, particularly of gas leaf blowers (GLBs). New York State is considering a GLB ban for the summer months, from May 1 – September 30. It is best to advocate for local, municipal regulation first: state legislators need to see that there is enough local support for regulations, before they will be willing to support regulatory measures at the state level.
Support a NY State Level Summer Ban on Gasoline Leaf Blowers
At this moment there are two proposals for a summer leaf blower ban; one is a proposal in NY Senate and the other is a proposal in the NY State Assembly. To support these bans scroll to the top of this page and use the ‘click to support’ buttons. THANK YOU!
To get laws changed at the town level, it is important to connect with your legislators (town board) to express your opinion. They may well have heard from others on the same subject and will connect you. The more legislators hear from their constituents about a particular issue, the more likely they will be to take action. There is a great deal of science here about the negative aspects of leaf blowers — leaf blowers and air quality, leaf blowers and noise pollution, leaf blowers and climate change, and leaf blowers and the environment — which you can share with legislators and other activists. Sharing your views and some of this science on local social media channels is a great way to find like-minded people to work with.