Rep. Michael Burgess’s (R-TX) amendment to block enforcement of more energy efficient light bulb standards just passed the House of Representatives by a voice vote. The House voted against modern efficiency standards that reflect the best technology, which would have saved households an average of $100 annually.
The Senate must see the light and remove this anti-consumer pro-pollution amendment.
For a list of inane pro-pollution GOP amendments the House will vote on see TP Green. Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) has an amendment “to prohibit websites that teach children about energy efficiency.” We don’t need no education!
By Daniel J. Weiss with Joe Romm