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Spitzer: consumers have too many choices

Along with the AGs of 14 other states and New York City Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo, New York's hyperactive attorney general is suing the federal Department of Energy for allegedly failing to force household appliances off the market that use too much energy, in accord with the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987. Spitzer describes denying consumers in New York and elsewhere the option to buy such appliance designs as "good energy policy, good environmental policy". And if consumers don't like being herded toward expensive and complicated front-loaded clothes washers, for example, well, that's their problem.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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