NJ joins suit opposing Trump DOE rollback of energy-saving standards for light bulbs

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The Trump administration faces new lawsuits over its rollback of energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs, a move critics say will spike energy bills and increase climate pollution.

New Jersey joined with 14 other states and a half-dozen environmental- and consumer-advocacy groups in challenging the U.S. Department of Energy’s reversal of energy-saving standards for the billions of light bulbs that fill about half of the conventional sockets in America.

The lawsuits contend the department acted illegally in reversing its two-year-old rules expanding the type of bulbs required to become more energy efficient as of Jan. 1, 2020, under a law passed by Congress 12 years ago …

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