A group called Environment America Research & Policy Center put out this special report last week:
DROP IT, YOU ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMINAL!
Gas-powered yard equipment, they tell us, “emitted more than 30 million tons of carbon dioxide, the leading driver of climate change.” That’s more carbon than the entire city of Los Angeles emits.
The study concludes: “Why are we risking climate change catastrophe just for a tidier lawn?”
We wonder if these save-the-planet warriors ever tried to mow a two-acre yard with a push mower or hand shovel a long driveway covered with eight inches of snow?
This may seem laughable, but in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland, gas-powered leaf blowers have been banned. These folks are as serious as the heart attack you get from shoveling.