Dec. 16, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today praised congressional Republicans today for holding firm in their determination to delay the implementation of the law which would make 100 watt incandescent light bulbs illegal to sell in the United States effective Jan. 1, 2012.
The delay prevents the Department of Energy from implementing the rules until Sept. 30.
"It is absurd for the government to force Americans to purchase expensive and environmentally dangerous curly cue CGC light bulbs due to an ill conceived attempt to save energy. Congressional Republicans have stood up for American consumers being able to make the choice of what lighting products they wish to use, and that is a small but important step away from the nanny state envisioned by the social engineers on the left," Wilson said.
Upon learning of the deal, environmental extremist groups who ignore the significant dangers caused by the mercury filled CFC bulbs slated to replace Edison's incandescent bulb are planning on holding a press conference decrying the effort.
Wilson continued, "The Astroturf enviro movement on this issue is typified by the group Republicans for Environmental Protection, which research has proven is nothing more than another George Soros front group. Congressional Republicans need to reject this last ditch effort to dictate consumer choices and hold firm on the delay of the light bulb ban. Hopefully, the ban will be fully repealed in the months ahead."
The light bulb ban delay was included as part of the bi-partisan funding deal negotiated last night which is expected to pass both houses of Congress today.
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