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LCV Statement on Failure of Dimwitted BULB Act in U.S. House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org

July 12, 2011  

 

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on the failure of the BULB Act (H.R. 2417) in the U.S. House, which would repeal energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that were enacted in 2007:

“We applaud those members of the U.S. House who voted to reject this hidden energy tax that would prevent consumers from saving money and strip profits from those manufacturers who have been producing energy saving light bulbs in accordance with the 2007 standards. Consumers want energy efficient products and manufacturers want to sell them. It’s time to let these efficiency standards go to work saving consumers money while spurring innovation, creating jobs and reducing pollution.”

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