Sen DeMint Introduces Bill to Repeal Incandescent Light Bulb BanSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Fri, 02/18/2011 - 09:13
On Thursday, Republican Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming introduced legislation to reverse a 2007 ban on incandescent light bulbs that is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2012.
The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB) is intended to repeal the amendment that was attached to a comprehensive energy bill signed by President George W. Bush in 2007. The ban on incandescent light bulbs was intended to save energy and limit pollution.
“Americans are fully capable of choosing the best way to light their own homes and what best fits the needs and budget of their families,” said DeMint. “When Congress dictates which light bulbs folks in South Carolina must buy, it’s clear the ‘nanny state’ mentality has gotten out of control in Washington.”