Across Washington D.C. the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions that have considered new legislation to hasten the change to clean, quiet electric lawn equipment have offered overwhelming support. (ANCs are elected bodies that represent neighborhoods across the District.) The reasons for their support are the ones often mentioned on this site: the needless noise burden on neighborhoods and workers, the exceptional levels of pollution created by two-stroke gas-powered engines, the public health burdens for the community as a whole and the occupational dangers for the lawn crews that use the equipment, and the availability of battery-powered alternatives.
The next step is for hearings on the legislation by the D.C. City Council. This petition requests that the Council chair, Phil Mendelson, schedule the hearings. Feel free to read and lend your support. (And D.C. residents, please note that fact.)