Like many things the greenies do, they have only half thought it through. Yes, they will ban the new light bulbs eventuallly. But not until trillions of them have been disposed of in landfills and contaminated all out well water with mercury. Remember when we HAd to go to plastic grocery bags because the paper ones were using all the trees?
The ethonal in gas is a huge disaster but they aren't ready to let that one go yet. And there was MTBE in gas that did contaminate millions of wells.
I like the energy savings aspect of the new bulbs and I do use them in some applications. But they are not good for everything. When I flip the basement light on, I like to actually be able to see the steps. Same in my shed. There are times when you need the light on right away. Eventually I think we will all use LED lighting in our homes but we are not there yet.