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7/25/2014: Earlier this year, President Obama took executive action and ordered the DOT and EPA to draft emissions regulations for heavy-duty trucks by March 2015. The new standards, if instituted properly, should drive down total U.S. carbon consumption by limiting its use by some of the worst gas-guzzlers on the road. Take action and tell the DOT that they need to take the president's order seriously, and that it's time to go green -- sign the petition!
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Some of America's most destructive pollution originates with our commercial trucking industry. Large trucks that carry the commodities we enjoy contribute greatly to carbon emissions; and they don't help promote the independence from the oil industry that we are so desperately working toward. Though domestic and international transport of everyday goods is necessary, there are ways we can reduce the effect the emissions are having on our planet.

We need to implement stricter regulations for trucking emissions. We already have legislation in place that limits emissions for regular modes of transport, and now is the time to address the larger vehicles that are also adding to Earth's pollution. Sign the petition urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) to hold trucking companies responsible for their own contribution to global warming and implement stricter standards for emissions.

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Dear Secretary Ray LaHood:

I am gravely concerned about the health of our planet and I believe that the commercial trucking industry is contributing to it greatly. The transportation of commodities we enjoy is necessary, which is why we need to enact stricter standards for the vehicles that carry them.

Large trucks like 18-wheelers use about 20% of our nation's oil supply. If we continue to allow this kind of consumption, we aren't taking strides toward energy independence. Whether you agree with oil drilling or not, you can certainly concede that dependence on foreign sources for such a precious resource is antithetical to progress as a nation.

The USA leads the world in many areas, yet we are the worst polluter on the planet. Please do your part to help us become more energy-independent and enact more strenuous regulations for truck emissions.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Aug 20, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 Jennifer Taylor
Aug 18, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Aug 14, 2017 melissa mortenson
Aug 14, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Aug 11, 2017 Ann Achuff
Aug 10, 2017 Ashley Wang
Aug 10, 2017 Laurine League
Aug 8, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 8, 2017 Joanne Koulavongsa
Aug 7, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Aug 7, 2017 Justine Boneberg
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Andrea Hinkley
Aug 4, 2017 Margaret Iacangelo
Jul 31, 2017 CINDY COLLIER
Jul 31, 2017 CAROL OZOUF
Jul 31, 2017 Sara Perron
Jul 29, 2017 Lynette Schultz
Jul 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2017 Maryann LaNew
Jul 24, 2017 Kerry Gunby
Jul 22, 2017 Leigha Henson
Jul 22, 2017 Sara Willis
Jul 22, 2017 carol gagnon
Jul 22, 2017 karine tremblay
Jul 21, 2017 Brenda Smith
Jul 20, 2017 William Tarbox
Jul 20, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 20, 2017 Karen Moore
Jul 19, 2017 Laura Moore
Jul 17, 2017 Linda Cypert
Jul 13, 2017 Shannen Marshall
Jul 7, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Jul 4, 2017 lee pohl
Jul 3, 2017 Anna Siberg
Jun 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2017 Elena Lange
Jun 26, 2017 Alice Gem
Jun 26, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 26, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Jun 26, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Jun 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2017 Lori Grochowski
Jun 21, 2017 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jun 16, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 15, 2017 Antillon sargent clara
Jun 14, 2017 Kristin Dubovsky

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