Regarding the April 16 Metro article “Elrich struggles on climate pledges”: Montgomery County Executive Mark Elrich (D) could show leadership toward achieving Montgomery County’s ambitious climate change goals by phasing out gas-powered leaf blowers in favor of electric ones. The carbon dioxide emissions of gas-powered leaf blowers are three to nine times greater than electric ones. If powered by solar, which some local landscapers use, electric-powered blowers are carbon-free.
A simple fix for Montgomery County’s climate promise
April 22, 2021