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Trump Rolls Back Energy Requirements for Billions of Light Bulbs

  • Obama expanded rules that phased out incandescent lights
  • Opponents say consumer choice, jobs at risk under rules
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The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era rules that expanded energy-use requirements to some of the most commonly used light bulbs.

The Energy Department made public a final rule Wednesday that withdrew a requirement that light bulbs commonly used in recessed lighting, track lighting, bathroom vanities and decorative fixtures meet the same energy efficiency standards that effectively phased out the traditional incandescent bulb.