I wasn’t amused by Todd Burger’s Perspective, “A Leaf-Cleanup Confession” (December 2). Besides the noise pollution caused by leaf blowers, the environment is being polluted by any animal droppings that are blown into the air for us to breathe. In addition, gasoline and electricity are being wasted. I don’t think Burger has the environmental ideals that he touts. How about raking because it’s better for the environment, not just because it creates family bonding and teaches lessons on hard work?