Montgomery County lawmakers in Maryland voted 10 to 1 to ban gas-powered leaf blowers earlier this month, according to a report from the DCist. Gas-powered leaf blowers will be illegal to sell as of July 1, 2024, and illegal to use exactly one year later. Two jurisdictions within the county had already passed bans on leaf blowers.

The legislation will create a rebate program for purchasing electric leaf blowers.

The one Council member to vote no stated the ban would put a heavy financial burden on landscapers. 

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