Home
Subscribe (free)
About NaturalNews
Contact Us
Write for NaturalNews
Media Info
Advertising Info
Light bulbs

South Carolina challenges upcoming federal ban on incandescent light bulbs

Thursday, May 12, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: light bulbs, federal ban, health news


Most Viewed Articles
http://www.naturalnews.com/032360_light_bulbs_federal_ban.html
Delicious
diaspora
Print
Email
Share

(NaturalNews) Federal plans to outlaw common incandescent light bulbs in favor of mercury-laden compact fluorescents over the course of the next three years may not end up applying to South Carolinians. Senate panel members in the Palmetto State recently voted unanimously in favor of the Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act, also known as H 3735, which will permit incandescent light bulbs made in the state to be sold within the state, and largely exempt South Carolina from the draconian federal restrictions on freedom of light bulb choice.

H 3735 cites both the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the US Constitution in its defense of the incandescent light bulb, noting specifically that the states, and the people of those states, are guaranteed the freedom to buy and sell the light bulbs of their choice when interstate commerce is not involved. Additionally, those powers not specifically spelled out in the US Constitution as belonging to the federal government are strictly reserved for the states, which includes any restrictions on what citizens can and cannot buy and sell.

H 3735 states clearly that "light bulbs manufactured in (South Carolina), without significant parts imported from another state, and offered for sale and sold for use only in (South Carolina) are deemed only to be in the stream of intrastate commerce and therefore not subject to federal regulation under the commerce clause of the United States Constitution" (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-bin/query.ex...).

The next stop for H 3735 is the South Carolina House, which will debate and vote on the bill in the very near future. Similar legislation has been introduced in other states, including one in Arizona last year, but all those eventually failed.

Meanwhile, promises made that compact fluorescent bulbs will save consumers money and be gentler on the environment have proven to be lies, as overall energy savings have been minimal, according to reports. And unlike incandescents, compact fluorescents are highly toxic (http://www.naturalnews.com/GoogleSearchResul...), and could end up costing thousands of dollars in cleanup costs if shattered inside the home (http://www.naturalnews.com/021916_mercury_to...).

Sources for this story include:

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/05/09/south-ca...

Join the Health Ranger's FREE email newsletter
Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time. | Learn more...

comments powered by Disqus

The War on Independent Media Has Begun

A coordinated censorship attack is being waged against the entire independent media by Google, YouTube and Facebook. After we were banned by Google for nearly a week, now Facebook is deliberately blocking the sharing of our stories to further censor our important reporting for human freedom and medical choice. Soon, the only way we will be able to reach you is via email, and Google is sometimes blocking our email delivery to gmail users.

Enter your email address below to subscribe to our email announcement list (but don't use gmail). Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you don't join our email list, you may never see our valuable content again via Facebook, Google or YouTube. CENSORSHIP has now reached EXTREME levels across the 'net. The truth is being suffocated. Subscribe now if you want to escape the delusional bubble of false reality being pushed by Google and Facebook.

Once you click subscribe, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free subscription.