18 Jul '11, 4pm

Republican Rep Seeks to Stop Kids from Learning about Energy Efficiency This is just bizarre.

Republican Rep Seeks to Stop Kids from Learning about Energy Efficiency This is just bizarre.

Photo: Creative Tools. via Flickr/CC BY The Tea Party crowd's aversion to better energy efficiency standards for light bulbs is well known by now: A straightforward, industry-supported 2007 bill signed into law by George W. Bush has now been falsely construed as a 'light bulb ban', and pushed as the latest overwrought metaphor for freedom itself slipping away into the cold American night. Of course, it's mostly little more than opportunistic grandstanding. But at least one GOP representative isn't content to stop at merely preventing the energy-saving measures from taking effect -- she wants to make sure that kids don't learn about the benefits of energy efficiency, either. And so, Sandy Adams (R-FL) has introduced an amendment to the Energy and Water spending bill that would "would limit funds for any DOE website 'which disseminates information regarding energy efficiency...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/gop-rep-stop-kids...

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