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Texas Tells Feds: Shove Your Light Bulb Ban

Posted By admin On June 21, 2011 @ 4:09 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Fox Nation [1]
June 21, 2011

State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with.

The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas Рand sold in that state Рavoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.

“Let there be light,” state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, wrote on¬†Facebook after the bill passed. “It will allow the continued manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs in Texas, even after the federal ban goes into effect. … It’s a good day for Texas.”

The Natural Resources Defense Council, a New York-based environmental group, is calling on Perry to veto the bill.


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[1] Fox Nation: http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2011/06/20/texas-tells-feds-shove-your-light-bulb-ban

[2] READ THE FULL STORY AT PHYSORG.COM: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-texas-bulb-bill-skirt-federal.html

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[5] Texas declares light bulb sovereignty, incandescents to remain legal in Lone Star State: http://www.prisonplanet.com/texas-declares-light-bulb-sovereignty-incandescents-to-remain-legal-in-lone-star-state.html

[6] Spending bill blocks light bulb standards: http://www.prisonplanet.com/spending-bill-blocks-light-bulb-standards.html

[7] Consumer groups call for end to EU light bulb ban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/consumer-groups-call-for-end-to-eu-light-bulb-ban.html

[8] Despite GOP opposition, light bulb standards will phase in on Jan. 1: http://www.prisonplanet.com/despite-gop-opposition-light-bulb-standards-will-phase-in-on-jan-1.html

[9] Householders exploit loophole in light bulb ban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/householders-exploit-loophole-in-light-bulb-ban.html

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