After government testing showed that scores of consumer products carrying the Energy Star label did not deserve the listing, a wave of class-action lawsuits was filed against the companies that manufacture the products. A bill introduced by Representative Robert Latta, a Republican whose Ohio district is home to several Whirlpool factories, would prohibit class-action lawsuits if the E.P.A. came up with a remedy, like reimbursing consumers, for products that did not live up to their billing.
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Stop unmonitored, untested, irresponsible initiatives in energy followed by limits on liability.
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