The Star-Ledger in New Jersey reports what looks like just another feel-good story about eco-nuts giving away free compact fluorescent light bulbs in a misguided attempt to save the planet:
A group of Bloomfield environmentalists will knock on township doors Saturday and hand out 2,000 free compact fluorescent bulbs.
But the story turns ugly when you get to the last sentence:
The bulbs were donated by Project Porchlight, a non-profit environmental organization based in Canada.
Now we’ve got “environmentalists” from foreign countries trying to endanger America’s health and pollute America’s environment by giving unwary Americans dangerous mercury-containing compact fluorescent light bulbs! Where will this madness end? How would Canadians like it if we distributed cigarettes and guns to children in Canada?
At a minimum, we should send some of our used compact fluorescent light bulbs to Canada’s parliament in Ottawa.