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Green Groups, States, Challenge Trump's Lightbulb Rollback

  • Energy-use requirements for billions of bulbs at issue
  • Backers say U.S. will become ‘dumping ground’ for banned bulbs
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The Trump administration’s move to rollback energy-use requirements for billions of lightbulbs is being challenged in court by environmental groups and states such as California and New York.

Dual lawsuits filed in federal appeals court in Manhattan seek to block the Energy Department from withdrawing an Obama-era requirement that requires 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.