Post Tagged with: "light bulb ban"

July 18, 2011 06:41

Lights Out! Big Government’s Insidious Creep Inside Your Home

Dishwashers that don’t clean dishes, toilets that barely flush and showers that sprinkle—all are the result of government mandates that supposedly will save the environment. Now government is back with more mandates that essentially ban the incandescent light bulb and the next target of federal regulators could well be the television cable box.

June 10, 2011 06:16

Government decides what light bulbs you can buy

The bulb ban makes sense only one of two ways: either as an expression of cultural sanctimony, with a little technophile thrown in for added glamour, or as a roundabout way to transfer wealth from the general public to the few businesses with the know-how to produce the light bulbs consumers don’t really want to buy.

March 11, 2011 08:53

Light bulb law brings poison into every house in the nation

“The compact fluorescent lamp contains mercury,” said Branston. “One gram of mercury will pollute a two acre pond. This 2007 light bulb standard brings a deadly poison into every residence in our nation.

February 24, 2011 05:33

Light bulb nightmare

Three page hour long process of cleanup for broken compact fluorescent light bulbs mandated issued by the EPA. These bulbs will be the only ones you can buy in 2012. GE spent millions lobbying to get this law passed then closed their light bulb factories in the US and will make CFLs in China.

January 20, 2011 07:21

Green Follies Escalate in the Face of Failure

Those widely heralded compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) turn out to be a bit of dud in the real world.

January 18, 2011 09:27

Revolution in the Rust Belt

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan on repealing ObamaCare, confronting the EPA, and regulating the Internet and ending the light bulb ban.

December 21, 2010 07:47

D.C. Dim Bulbs Outlaw Edison’s Greatest Gift

Banning a product that has been used safely for more than 100 years in favor of Chinese imported CFLs that pose considerable health risks is yet another example of more government intrusion into Americans’ personal lives.”

November 29, 2010 05:09

Will The Light Bulb Ban Inspire A Conversion?

The ban makes fools of the American people who willingly succumb to such nonsense from Washington, DC.

November 12, 2010 06:36

Peaceful resistance: incandescent light bulb stockpilers defy the ban

Smith stockpiles incandescent light bulbs. He has been collecting them for three years now, ever since the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 passed. The act, which imposed a de-facto ban on incandescent bulbs by 2012, was co-sponsored by Upton.

September 17, 2010 06:33

Endangered Species: Members of Congress fight to save the incandescent light bulb

After news of 200 jobs to be lost in a GE light bulb factory closing, two congressmen want to rethink the incandescent bulb ban.