18 Jul '11, 5pm

Republicans: We must protect children from energy efficiency

Republican Rep. Sandy Adams (Fla.) wants to limit funding for Department of Energy (DOE) websites that educate kids about efficiency. She doesn't know how much money that will save, but by god, we must stop children learning at any cost! Adams has introduced an amendment to the Energy and Water spending bill that would limit funds for any DOE website "which disseminates information regarding energy efficiency and educational programs to children or adolescents.” This means, for instance, DOE's "Energy Kids " site, which disseminates such dangerous propaganda as "[CFLs] last much longer and use much less energy than incandescent bulbs, producing significant savings over the life of the bulb" and "Scientists know with virtual certainty that increasing greenhouse gas concentrations tend to warm the planet." Dear god! Won't someone think of the children? Adams is reportedly "f...

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