Latest Auto Safety Action Items
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Tell the EPA: No Ethanol Increase
An ethanol trade association recently petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise the allowable ethanol content of gasoline from 10 percent to 15 percent. Ethanol is harmful to your health, your vehicle and the environment. Speak out against more ethanol in gasoline today!
Tell Congress: Big Trucks = Bigger Safety Problems
Every year, about 5,000 people die and over 100,000 people are injured in large truck crashes. Despite only making up 3 percent of all registered vehicles, large trucks represent 9 percent of all vehicles involved in these fatal crashes and are responsible for 12 percent of all crash fatalities. These numbers are shocking. Fortunately, Congress is working on a new multi-billion dollar transportation spending bill that would prevent increases in truck sizes and weights.
97,000 pound trucks are unfit for our roads!
Industry lobbyists are trying to pressure members of Congress to create a trucking demonstration project in six states that would allow the size and weight limits of these vehicles to jump from 80,000 pounds to nearly 100,000 pounds.
Tell your Senators to support renewable energy development by cutting oil industry handouts!
Recently the House passed the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act. This bill is a great first step towards improving our environment, creating clean energy jobs and gaining energy independence.
Stop unsafe Mexico-Based Trucks!
Congress passed a law stripping funds from the NAFTA trucks "pilot program" for giving Mexico-based trucks full access to U.S. roads. But Bush kept this program going. Tell Obama it must end!
No Free Pass for Polluters!
Congress is working on climate change legislation and several bills have included provisions that would give polluters hundreds of billions of dollars in free rights to pollute. Take action to make sure any bill that goes to the president ensures that polluters pay.
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