According to The Hill, the U.S. House this week blocked implementation of light bulb mandates that are part of the same EISA 2007 Act that mandates the adulteration of our nation’s gasoline supply with ethanol.
According to the article, “The House on Wednesday voted to block the enforcement of light bulb standards that many say would effectively force people to buy more expensive compact fluorescent bulbs. Just like last year, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) proposed the language as an addition to the energy and water spending bill. His language prohibits the use of any funds at the Department of Energy to implement the standards. Burgess said the federal government should not use regulations to impose standards that force consumers to buy the pricier bulbs, and said the market should be allowed to sort it out.”
Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte appears to agree. According to Bloomberg News, this past April he introduced two bills that would repeal the ethanol mandates that resulted from EISA 2007.
When it comes to aviation fuel, we could not agree more with these Congressman — let free markets, not bureaucrats and politicians, sort what is best at each airport.