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In a little known caveat to the massive federal spending bill that was passed this week in Washington, D.C., the government’s ban on incandescent light bulbs has been temporarily suspended.

“This means that you will still be able to purchase light bulbs in January of 2012 that won’t require a HAZMAT team to clean up if they break,” writes Adam Bitely of Net Right Daily.

Interesting …

Even more interesting, though, is the group that’s pushing to keep the ban in place – Republicans for Environmental Protection.

Remember them? This is the same eco-radical front group that came to Graham’s defense two years ago when he was the only “Republican” in Washington, D.C. to support U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s climate change bill.

The group funded television ads in the Palmetto State that portrayed Graham as “fighting to protect South Carolina,” of course they conveniently neglected to mention that the climate change legislation he was pushing was likely to raise South Carolinians’ power bills by as much as $4,000 a year.

After a little digging, FITS discovered that the “Republicans for Environmental Protection” weren’t so “Republican” after all … of course in fairness to them that’s nothing new in South Carolina, where you can hardly spit without hitting a GOP hypocrite. Hell, just look at our “senior” U.S. Senator, our governor and leaders of our “Republican-controlled” state legislature.

Anyway, we’re glad the “light bulb ban” has been defeated … at least for the next 12 months.