Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dim Bulb

Rep. Michele Bachmann has introduced a bill in Congress entitled the "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act." The bill seeks to repeal the nationwide phase-out of conventional light bulbs. From the Star Tribune:

"This is an issue of science over fads and fashions," Bachmann said in an interview Tuesday.

"Congress tends to jump on whatever the current buzz is in the 24-hour news cycle, " Bachmann said.

Everyone knows that flourescent bulbs have a small mercury problem. But everyone also knows that using them saves energy and results in less mercury being pumped into the air by power plants. Everyone includes consumer groups, energy companies, and the government. Everyone except Michele Bachmann.

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