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Texas Fights Light Bulb Phaseout

Item: Texans rally to save old-style light bulbs:Federal phase-out rules called intrusive/Los Angeles Times

More Info: Texas has become the first state seeking to skirt a federal law that phases out old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs in favor of more efficient lamps – a move that has emerged as a shining example of Republicans’ resolve to strike down what many view as excessive federal regulation. Texas hopes to get around the law with a measure recently signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry declaring that incandescent bulbs – if made and sold only in Texas – do not involve interstate commerce and therefore are not subject to federal regulation.

Question: Is the federal government overstepping its boundaries by ordering a phaseout of incandescent light bulbs?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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