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We know you love your leaf blower, but it's ruining the neighborhood, by Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post, November 1, 2016 

Leaf Blowers Are Loud, Ugly and Dangerous, by Adrienne Bernhard, The Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2018

That Ear-Splitting Leaf Blower? It Also Emits More Pollution Than a Car, by Jo Craven McGinty, Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2017 

Do noisy leaf blowers drive you crazy? You’re not alone, by Linda Robertson, Miami Herald, May 25, 2017

Leaf blowers and liberty: You’re not free to pester me, by Paul Mulshine, The Star-Ledger, October 6, 2011 

Leaf blowers and liberty; Your right to use one ends where my property begins, by Paul Mulshine, The Star-Ledger, June 2, 2016

On Banning Leaf Blowers, by Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, March 17, 2017 

From Palm Beach

It’s official: Gas-powered blowers banned for less-than-acre lots, by William Kelly, Palm Beach Daily News, April 14, 2017 

 

Gas-powered leaf blower ban a healthy move by town, Letter to editor by Ted Rueter, Palm Beach Daily News, April 22, 2017 

 

Thanks to the Palm Beach council on leaf blower ban, Opinion by Joyce Vaughn, Palm Beach Daily News, October 14, 2017 

From D.C.

D.C. Council Strikes Death Blow To Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers, by Rachel Kurzius, DCist, December 4, 2018

Other news: 

Sound & Fury, by Will Harper, Metro Silicon Valley, November 12, 1998

Noisy, But That’s Not All: Leaf Blowers Flagged as Prodigious Polluters – And Possible Health Threat, by Stuart Silverstein and Anna Bolko-Weyrauch, FairWarning, September 19, 2017

  • re-published in venues including Salon.com 

The Insidious Health Risk You Need to Know About: Noise Pollution, by Carrie Sturrock, Huffington Post, March 8, 2017 

Boston Noise Study Underscores Health Concerns We’ve Known for Decades, Letter to the Editor by Daniel Fink and Jamie Banks, Boston Globe, October 30, 2016 

Leaf Blowers and Our Children’s Health, by Marcia Yerman for Mom’s Clean Air Force, October 20, 2016 

New leaf blowers could mean quieter work in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, by Stephen Fastenau, Beaufort Gazette, April 30, 2016 

The Devil’s Hair Dryer: Hell is Other People, with Leaf Blowers, by David Dudley, Atlantic’s CityLab, November 3, 2016

Why You’re the Worst Person In The World If You Use a Leaf Blower, by Andy Simmons, Reader’s Digest, January 25, 2017  

 

Quiet Communities, by Yishane Lee, Hearing Health, Winter 2016 

 

Going Organic in Concord, Mass: Creating Quieter Communities, by Kathy Litchfield, Organic Land Care Program, January 19, 2016 

You Hate Leaf Blowers, Your Neighbor Uses Them: How One Town Seeks Middle Ground, by Carey Goldbery, WBUR, NPR, November 13, 2015 

 

In the War vs. Loud Leaf Blowers, A Strategic Retreat, by Jennifer Fenn Lefferts, Boston Globe, March 29, 2015 

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