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Sanders says he'd reverse Trump decision rolling back lightbulb standards: 'Duh' | TheHill – The Hill, The Hill

Sanders says he'd reverse Trump decision rolling back lightbulb standards: 'Duh' | TheHill – The Hill, The Hill


Democratic presidential contender Sen.Bernie Sanders052317 Joe Biden’s record – not his gaffes – is dooming his campaignNebraska Farmers Union president calls for government action on climate changeThe Hill’s (******************************************************: 30 Report: Dorian lashes Florida’s coastMORE(I-Vt.) Said he would move swiftly to reverse a decision from the Trump administration Tuesday that eliminated Obama -era efficiency standards for lightbulbs.

Asked by Anderson Cooper at the CNN climate town hall whether he would reverse the decision, Sanders responded with a long drawn out “Duh.”

Anderson Cooper: “The Trump administration announced plans to overturn requirements on energy-saving lightbulbs. … Would you reinstate those requirements? “

Sen Bernie Sanders: “Duh!”# ClimateTownHallhttps://t.co/uahYYnCcGWpic.twitter.com/yIzLPvocCZ

– CNN (@CNN)September 5, 2019

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Thenew ruleunveiled by the Department of Energy would eliminate energy efficiency standards for about half the bulbs on the market, prompting a backlash from critics who say it will speed up global warming as the US produces more energy to power inefficient bulbs.

“If you can get electricity from a light bulb that utilizes one-tenth of the pow er that an old incandescent light bulb uses, of course you’re going to do that. Of course, you’re going to encourage that technology, ”Sanders said.

Sanders home state of Vermont is one of several states that have (passed laws) to keep the older federal standards in place.

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