Has anyone heard about their city/state considering outlawing the blowers (backpak varieties I think). I caught the tail end of a story on local news here in Raleigh, NC the other night and they were talking about the carbon monoxide it puts out, the excessive noise, and the fact that they blow everything all over the place and was a nuisance. Like I said I didn't catch the entire story, but what's up with that? I'm sure plenty of landscapers would NOT like that to come about. I mean doesn't everything else running on gas put out carbon monoxide, and if it's too loud the user should always be protecting theirself with ear muffs and goggles anyway, so seems like it's only hazardous to the ones using them. People inside shouldn't be complaining. Wished I had caught the whole story because think they said a higher court would have to make the final decision.