Lawmakers Push for Light Bulb Freedom

The ordinary light bulb is the source of a high-wattage battle in Congress, reports Michael Collins, as a number of federal lawmakers are working to overturn new government standards mandating that Americans switch to lower-wattage, energy-saving light bulbs, starting next year.
To U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., who believes Americans should be able to buy any light bulbs they want, the mandated change is government intrusion at its worst.
“I don’t like the federal government taking choices away from consumers,” the Knoxville Republican said. “I think the country is much better off if we give the American people more choices instead of fewer.”
Duncan has signed on as co-sponsor of two U.S. House measures that would repeal the new standards, which Congress approved in 2007 as part of an energy conservation bill.

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