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Old 10-16-2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: China Emerges as a Scapegoat in Campaign Ads

Light bulb factory closes; End of era for U.S. means more jobs overseas

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What made the plant here vulnerable is, in part, a 2007 energy conservation measure passed by Congress that set standards essentially banning ordinary incandescents by 2014. The law will force millions of American households to switch to more efficient bulbs.
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Rather than setting off a boom in the U.S. manufacture of replacement lights, the leading replacement lights are compact fluorescents, or CFLs, which are made almost entirely overseas, mostly in China.

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"Everybody's jumping on the green bandwagon," said Pat Doyle, 54, who has worked at the plant for 26 years. But "we've been sold out. First sold out by the government. Then sold out by GE. "



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...090706933.html
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