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According to a New York Times summary of interesting facts, “A gasoline lawnmower generates as much pollution in an hour as a 300-mile car trip.”

They’re noisy, too, as are gasoline-powered leaf blowers and weed whackers.

I’d like Westerly to find a way to phase them out. Give commercial lawn service firms a grace period to replace current gasoline engines with electric. Tax or ban sales of gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment.

Our air would be so much cleaner, and our Saturday and Sunday mornings so much quieter.

Doug Brockway


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