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[REGIONAL NEWS] ‘Diesel Brothers’ held liable for violating Clean Air Act by selling modified vehicles

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Without the proper pollution control equipment, the diesel trucks were making 30 to 40 times more air pollution.

 

By Erin Cox | Fox 13 Salt Lake City

The end of a long lawsuit against the Diesel Brothers confirmed complaints that they were not complying with the Clean Air Act and Utah Law, are true.

The Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment President Dr. Brian Moench filed a complaint back in 2016 stating the Diesel Brothers — famously known for their reality TV show on the Discovery Channel — were illegally removing pollution control equipment from their diesel trucks, installing defective emission control parts, along with selling and operating those diesel trucks.

“They’re well known and their calling card is dismantling diesel control devices for trucks,” Moench said. “These are monster trucks that are putting out monster quantities of pollution

Without the proper pollution control equipment, Moench said the diesel trucks were making 30 to 40 times more air pollution.

“It’s a big public health issue,” he said.

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