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Green Groups Join States to Block Trump’s Light Bulb Rollbacks

Nov. 4, 2019, 9:50 PM

The Trump administration’s move to rollback energy-use requirements for billions of light bulbs is being challenged in court by environmental groups and states such as California and New York.

Dual lawsuits filed in federal appeals court in Manhattan seek to block the Energy Department from withdrawing an Obama-era requirement that requires bulbs commonly used in recessed lighting, track lighting, bathroom vanities and decorative fixtures meet the same energy efficiency standards that effectively phased out the traditional incandescent bulb.

The standards, which had been scheduled to take effect in January 2020, applied to roughly half of the six billion light ...

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