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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


Jun 17, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
Jun 8, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
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May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Peter Fell
May 21, 2018 Carol Painter Ph.D.
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May 9, 2018 Alysa Waring
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 15, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Apr 15, 2018 Martha Vest
Apr 14, 2018 Shelly Evans
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 6, 2018 Marlen Elias
Apr 6, 2018 Diana Zimmerman
Apr 6, 2018 Tammy Jeter
Apr 5, 2018 Kristi Martin
Apr 5, 2018 Candice C
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 4, 2018 karen slyman
Apr 3, 2018 Gwen Boyer
Mar 31, 2018 Lisa Lamb
Mar 27, 2018 JoAnn Cortina
Mar 27, 2018 Deb Fritzler
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Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
Mar 25, 2018 Erin Sackmann
Mar 25, 2018 Kathryn Summerfield
Mar 25, 2018 veronique Charvet
Mar 22, 2018 Micki Sutton
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Mar 21, 2018 Rachel Lanza
Mar 20, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 20, 2018 Carole Osborn
Mar 19, 2018 josilda josilda
Mar 18, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 13, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 13, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 13, 2018 Jackie Grey Be part of the solution.
Mar 12, 2018 Suzanne Emerson
Mar 11, 2018 Karen Carson
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Mar 9, 2018 Nan Newall
Mar 8, 2018 Linda Gillespie
Mar 8, 2018 Esther Chavez
Mar 7, 2018 Jean McEvoy
Mar 5, 2018 Maria Santiago
Mar 2, 2018 andrea Bassett

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