15 Jul '11, 6pm

House votes against energy-saving lightbulbs

House votes against energy-saving lightbulbs

Photo: republicanconference Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), a climate denier, created the amendment. Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . By a voice vote, the House just passed a "lightbulb ban " amendment to the 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations Act (HR 2354). The amendment, offered by climate denier Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), prohibits spending to enforce the incandescent lighting efficiency standards in the 2007 energy law signed by President George W. Bush: An amendment numbered 70 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to implement or enforce section 430.32(x) of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations or to implement or enforce the standards established by the tables contained in section 325(i)(1)(B) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act with respect to BPAR incandescent reflector lamps, BR incandescent reflector lamp...

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