Mayor Susan McCartney of West Orange, N.J., recently vetoed an ordinance that would ban gas-powered leaf blowers, according to a Jan. 24 report from TapintoWestOrange

McCartney stated in a letter to the township clerk that she vetoed the ordinance due to "the current state of the technology and the substantial burden it will place disproportionately on various people, including but not limited to seniors and the business community directly impacted by the proposed Ordinance."

Mayor McCartney proposed revisiting the ordinance in 2026 to determine if electric tech and the disposal options for lithium batteries had advanced enough to allow them to implement the ordinance.

For more info on ongoing attempts at regulating gas-powered outdoor power equipment, view our ongoing coverage here.

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