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Pallone Blasts Trump Administration’s Rollback of Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

Sep 4, 2019
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) blasted two new final rules from the Department of Energy (DOE) rolling back lightbulb efficiency standards:

“Another week, another Trump Administration rollback that benefits industry at the expense of consumers and our environment. Lightbulbs that adhere to Obama-era standards use 75 percent less energy and last ten to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. By trashing these standards and allowing inefficient products to remain on the market, the Trump Administration is significantly increasing carbon pollution, exacerbating the climate crisis and costing consumers more on their electricity bills. This rollback is both reckless and irresponsible, with no one standing to benefit but a handful of manufacturers.”

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