Enough already with noisy, polluting bikers dashing around delivering teddy bears as Christmas gifts for needy kids - instead of mailing in their donation.
Enough already with unnecessary use of power tools (Weed Eaters, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, etc.). Who needs a lawn — a British import — anyway when natural habitat would do far better? Consider the other British import — ivy — which needs no mowing.
While some Washington residents, myself included, have fought for environmental issues with some success, many more simply have not made the connection between air/noise pollution, physical/mental health and wasteful fuel consumption.
Diluted noise ordinances — rarely if ever enforced — have exposed people to noise levels and junk sounds, robbed them of their innate sensibilities and injured their hearing.
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Anti-depressant pills are flushed down toilets, polluting Puget Sound and adversely affecting wildlife and fish in this vicious circle.
Direly needing revenue we must strictly enforce noise ordinances and get serious on fuel conservation. Those strategies would be genuine efforts to protect our environment from misguided, obnoxious, destructive human behaviors — the same humans who consider gas guzzling racing cars a “sport.”
To fine such offenders of the peace would yield revenue. And as noises subside our overall health would improve, become restored. I call that a win/win proposition.