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Make the Trucking Industry Clean Up Its Diesel Mess - Support the Clean Ports Act of 2010

Add your name to the list of Americans who are counting on key transportation leaders in Congress to carry federal legislation to deliver clean air and good jobs in communities across the United States! Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and over 65 influential House leaders are sponsoring the Clean Ports Act of 2010.

The Clean Ports Act will confirm that local officials have clear legal authority to set and enforce labor and environmental standards to safeguard innovative policies like the EPA award-winning Los Angeles Clean Truck Program. It put over 6,000 low-emissions vehicles on the road and instantly created thousands of green jobs -- before industry polluters gutted it in court. Without this bill, local communities won’t be able to hold the dirty trucking industry accountable for damaging the lungs and livelihoods of 87 million Americans that live near or work in U.S. ports.

H.R. 5967 is endorsed by the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Apollo Alliance, Transportation for America, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights, and 120 other organizations coast to coast in an unprecedented "blue-green" alliance. 

Good jobs and clean air can't wait. Add your voice today, and then join the Coalition for Clean & Safe Ports on Facebook! 

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  • Reps. James Oberstar and Peter DeFazio

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