Posts Tagged ‘bill adler’

A Call To Ban (Some) Leaf Blowers

Some 200 people have signed off on a letter written by Cleveland Park email list master Bill Adler that calls on Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh to introduce legislation to ban gas-powered lawn mowers.
The problem: Gas-powered leaf blowers are noisy and polluting. The solution: Ban them.
Presumably this means gardeners would switch to the less noisy [...]

Quiet D.C.

Hey D.C., shut up already.
The 161 members of the community message board Quiet D.C. want a little peace. Recently, they've wondered if the loud sirens the D.C. police and fire department are using are always necessary. A noise abolitionist who identifies herself as Deborah writes:
The sirens from fire, ambulance, and police [...]