16 Dec '11, 4pm

Light Bulb Standards Killed: Who's Running This Country, Barack Obama or Michele Bachmann?

Edison would be appalled; He liked progress./Public Domain How many things can the Washington Times get wrong in one headline? They write Congress overturns incandescent light bulb ban , except it never was a ban, it was a schedule for increased efficiency, which the light bulb manufacturers were meeting with any number of technologies from compact fluorescent to LED to, yes, incandescent halogens. And it wasn't really overturned, but today Michele Bachmann gets the last laugh as the legislation promoting Bushbulbs (higher efficiency bulbs mandated under legislation passed by President Bush) gets delayed by a rider to the Budget Bill. Michele has been on the case since 2008 with her Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act , and she can now claim a huge victory in reducing America's energy independence, at increasing the amount of mercury and pollution in the air from coal plants,...

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