12 Jul '11, 1am

GOP rep hopes to shatter his own lightbulb legislation

GOP rep hopes to shatter his own lightbulb legislation

Why is Upton busting his own lightbulb standards? Photo: laszlo photo Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . Lately it seems that the House Republican leadership is against everything that isn't pre-approved by Big Oil or the Tea Party. Perhaps the most outlandish example of this Groucho Marx approach to public policy is the upcoming vote on the BULB Act, H.R. 2417 . It would repeal the energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs established in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 [PDF] (EISA). It would also prevent California from setting its own lightbulb efficiency standards. The original author of the provision is House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who is now supporting the repeal of his own idea after conservatives attacked it along with other clean energy programs. EISA, with Upton's efficiency measure, passed the House in 200...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-07-11-gop-fred-upton-l...

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