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A simple fix for Montgomery County’s climate promise

April 22, 2021

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.

Article Source: Washington Post

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