Groups Sue Over Light Bulb Regulation Rollback
LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ROLLBACK OF REGULATIONS ON LIGHT BULB EFFICIENCY
Columbia-Jefferson City, MO (KOMU) – A coalition group filed a lawsuit on Monday against president Trump’s rollback of regulations on light bulb efficiency.
When the Trump administration overturned the Obama-era requirements for energy efficient versions in September, they had not yet taken effect.
The Trump administration argued it’s not weakening the standards because the regulations weren’t in effect.
It also said the Obama-era rules would cause light bulb prices to increase “by almost 300%.”
But environmental groups said that’s not true.
The less-efficient bulbs would cost consumers more to operate.
After the rollback announcement, Trump criticized energy-efficient bulbs as “no good.”
More than a dozen attorneys general filed a parallel lawsuit on Monday.