Rolling Coal Could Cost Diesel Brother Millions in Fines

by Michael Satterfield

Discovery Channel's Diesel Brothers are in hot water after a lawsuit was filed in 2017 against the Reality TV Stars by an environmental group that claims the modifications performed to vehicles on the show,  and at their shop for customers violate the Clean Air Act.

The group Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment pleaded with U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby to impose the maximum penalties for illegally modifying or selling 20 trucks and products that override emissions controls nationally. The shop has been under a preliminary injunction since 2017 that prevents them from selling products that modify emissions controls, but according to the doctors, the company has continued to sell modified trucks.

Attorneys for the Diesel Brothers dispute the number of violations and have challenged the group's standing to even file the lawsuit since most of the vehicles were sold outside of the state of Utah. In addition to the Clean Air Act penalties, the doctors have also asked for $1 million in attorneys' fees and that the Diesel Brothers pay $100,000 into a Tampered Diesel Truck Restoration Program to be run by the county. Judge Shelby will issue final orders in the case soon.

Read More about the case at the Standard-Examiner.

Image: Screen Grab from YouTube

9 Comments

  1. If they’re being sold in emissions exempt states and counties, they’re not liable. Besides, isn’t most of that stuff labeled off road use only? Liability is on the customer.

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    1. Actually is a violation of the Federal Clean Air Act.

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  2. I'm glad as a taxpayer my money is being used for this apposed to fighting real crime

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    1. it's still taking up court time that could be used for real problems

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    2. It's civil court used for civil matters...

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    3. I’m actually quite happy the civil court system is being used to discipline gross offenders. This coal rolling business is unnecessary and just a troll.

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  3. They ruin it for anyone modifying a car

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  4. I was recently connecting an EV to a charger in a Wal-Mart parking lot and some kid decided to roll coal and cover us in soot. What juvenile behavior to no apparent purpose.

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