A number of states around the country are currently considering ending the twice-per-year time shift between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time, instead keeping DST as the year-round time. The reasons for ending the time change include public health because shifting an hour two times a year is difficult for many, and also to allow residents more sunlight after work hours.
One group, however, is fighting back against that idea.
An organization that calls itself Save Standard Time is currently focusing its efforts on California, which passed a proposition last year that allows it to explore the possibility of keeping DST as the permanent time. Other states, including Florida, Washington, and Texas are considering similar moves.
Save Standard Time says moving to permanent Daylight Saving Time would be disastrous. On their website the group lists 10 concerns with the proposals. Save Standard Time’s first preference is to restore full-year Standard Time (eliminating DST), and failing that, to keep things the way they are. Among its concerns are:
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