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House Votes To Block Funds For Lightbulb Standards Afternoon News

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by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Jul 15, 2011

Incredibly and depressingly, the House voted today to withhold funding to enforce part of a 2007 law that increases efficiency standards for light bulbs, despite mounting evidence that new efficiency




 

 

afternoon-news_7-15.jpgIncredibly and depressingly, the House voted today to withhold funding to enforce part of a 2007 law that increases efficiency standards for light bulbs, despite mounting evidence that new efficiency standards will help the environment and save consumers about $6 billion a year by 2015. Representative Michael Burgess, Republican of Texas, said "the federal government has no right to tell me or any other citizen what type of light bulb to use at home... Consumers want the 100-watt light bulb, and some consumers need the 100-watt light bulb." Read more at The New York Times.



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