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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!
Goal: 20,000 Progress: 8,682
Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

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 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
Jun 13, 2017 Mark Berriman
Jun 13, 2017 Anne Smith
Jun 13, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Jun 13, 2017 Christine Saranchuk
Jun 10, 2017 dawn longo
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 Jennifer Hale
Jun 8, 2017 Pamela Llewellyn
Jun 5, 2017 Samantha Manso
Jun 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2017 melissa suarez
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
Jun 3, 2017 susan foley
Jun 3, 2017 Maxine Clark
Jun 2, 2017 John Baughman
May 31, 2017 Leah Santini
May 31, 2017 Andrew docherty
May 29, 2017 Leslie Pfost
May 29, 2017 Virgil Pauls
May 26, 2017 Ellen Prior
May 26, 2017 mirella santi
May 25, 2017 Joyce Barringer
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Barbara Phillips
May 19, 2017 Anne Bekkers
May 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2017 Dorothy Chandler
May 12, 2017 Tony Buitrago
May 10, 2017 Lix Tuls
May 9, 2017 Heather Fadden
May 5, 2017 Pamela Llewellyn
May 5, 2017 J.B. Picot
May 3, 2017 Nancy Wein
May 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2017 Ed Askins
Apr 21, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Apr 16, 2017 Lanette Norris
Apr 12, 2017 JANICK SANSON
Apr 11, 2017 Karen Van Tuyle
Apr 5, 2017 Kelly Davidson
Apr 5, 2017 Linda Morgan
Apr 3, 2017 Kara Walmsley

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