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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

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
Apr 3, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2017 Lane Page
Apr 2, 2017 Jim Spooner
Apr 2, 2017 Holly Groach
Mar 25, 2017 Linda howe
Mar 25, 2017 Fay Tahmassbi
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Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 Alice VanKoevering
Mar 20, 2017 John and Deborah Haynes
Mar 20, 2017 Linda Anderson
Mar 19, 2017 Nicole Lorandt
Mar 17, 2017 Sandra Brooks
Mar 17, 2017 Michèle Haudebourg
Mar 15, 2017 Andreas Sachs
Mar 14, 2017 Maria Macpherson We need to take care of the environment
Mar 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Mar 12, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister
Mar 12, 2017 e west
Mar 11, 2017 Kristine Richter
Mar 11, 2017 Jim Faulks
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 8, 2017 Kelly Nordstrom
Mar 8, 2017 Henriette Matthijssen
Mar 8, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 7, 2017 Evangelia Avrampou
Mar 6, 2017 Andrea Schnitzler
Mar 6, 2017 Sarah Stansill
Mar 6, 2017 Cathleen Cascia
Mar 5, 2017 Barbara Holdredge
Mar 4, 2017 Sandy Grimes
Mar 4, 2017 Linda Butler
Mar 3, 2017 John Ahern Clean and green.
Mar 2, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua Come on Dot, GO GREEN!
Mar 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2017 Maria Johnson
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Mar 2, 2017 Buffy Downing
Mar 2, 2017 Patricia Salazar Luna

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