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December 02, 2014, 03:56:07 pm

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Rolling Coal or Coal Rolling?
« on: December 02, 2014, 03:56:07 pm »
Seems once again the news of soot and hybrids is on the minds of a few.  And the reporter may not have heard the term correctly. 

NEW JERSEY:
State Senate votes to ban 'coal rolling'
Published: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The New Jersey Senate voted yesterday to ban a modification to diesel engines that critics said has been used to intimidate drivers of eco-friendly cars.

With the modification, cars with diesel engines are retrofitted with smokestacks that can release a plume of black smoke on demand, in a practice called "coal rolling."

Environmentalists said the practice has become a sort of protest to President Obama's Clean Power Plan and that diesel drivers will often "coal roll" by drivers of alternative-fuel vehicles, using the soot to block their views.

The bill would ban both the engine modifications and the practice of smoke blowing (Steve Strunsky, Newark Star-Ledger, Dec. 1). -- AW


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Reply #1December 02, 2014, 06:25:04 pm

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Re: Rolling Coal or Coal Rolling?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 06:25:04 pm »
uhhhh Federal law covered that  like 20 years ago.

Reply #2December 02, 2014, 11:58:59 pm

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Re: Rolling Coal or Coal Rolling?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 11:58:59 pm »
Seems an unnecessary bit of law then.  In light of the stock exhaust pipes I see around here during hard acceleration they would be ticketed right off the bat.

I didn't think you needed to dis a hybrid with soot or black bath those sweet ladies on the curb but it does make for some very entertaining U Tube stuff. 
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