House Votes To Block Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

July 10, 2013 10:13 a.m.

The House voted Wendesday to block the enforcement of light bulb standards that would require the use of compact fluorescent bulbs, the Hill reported.

For a second time, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) proposed prohibiting the Department of Energy from using any funds towards implement the lightbulb standards. The amendment passed in a voice vote, the Hill reported.

“If the new energy-efficient light bulbs save money, and if they’re better for the environment, we should trust our constituents to make the choice on their own move toward these bulbs,” he said. “Let the market decide.”

[Image via Shutterstock / Alix Kreil]

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