Texas Tells Feds: Shove Your Light Bulb Ban

State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal  efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the  swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many  grew up with.

The measure, sent to Gov. Rick  Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in  Texas – and sold in that state – avoid the authority of the federal government  or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some  incandescent light bulbs next year.

“Let there be light,” state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, wrote on Facebook after  the bill passed. “It will allow the continued manufacture and sale of  incandescent light bulbs in Texas, even after the federal ban goes into effect.  … It’s a good day for Texas.”

The Natural Resources Defense Council, a New York-based environmental group,  is calling on Perry to veto the bill.

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2011/06/20/texas-tells-feds-shove-your-light-bulb-ban#ixzz1PorWX77c

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