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On a related Cap-N-Trade type front…
On the Eco-friendly light bulbs flip switch on problems – Washington Times
The phasing out the use of traditional, incandescent light bulbs in favor of CFLs beginning in 2012 culminating in a ban on incandescent bulbs in 2014, was included in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 the purpose is “to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options…”
Congresswoman Michele Bachman of Minnesotawas ahead of the curve when she introduced in 3/13/2008 (110th Congress) the aptly named a “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act H.R. 5616[110th]which had 24 co-sponsers.
“Most Americans, if you ask them, have no idea that the government has already made a choice for them,” Bachmann said in a televised MSNBC interview. “The government has substituted its choice for the American consumer’s choice. Most Americans have no idea they won’t be able to choose their own light bulbs.”
Of course it was assigned to a Committeewhere lots of introduced bills go to die:Latest Major Action: 3/14/2008 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality.
Resurrect the “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act H.R. 5616!