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?