Skip to comments.EPA: Harley-Davidson Must Buy Stoves As Punishment For Air Violations
Posted on 08/19/2016 8:09:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
President Obamas Environmental Protection Agency is going after Harley-Davidson for allegedly selling motorcycles that emit more air pollution than the almighty federal government allows, and is punishing them by making them pay for peoples stoves.
The federal tree-hugging watchdog complained that the motorcycle company manufactured and sold approximately 340,000 illegal devices, known as super tuners, that, once installed, caused motorcycles to emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than what the company certified to EPA.
Since January 2008, Harley-Davidson has manufactured and sold two types of tuners, which when hooked up to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, allow users to modify certain aspects of a motorcycles emissions control system, the EPA claimed. These modified settings increase power and performance, but also increase the motorcycles emissions of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides (NOx). These tuners have been sold at Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country.
While the company eventually settled with the EPA, Harley-Davidson maintains it didn't do anything wrong by selling its "Screamin' Eagle" tuners. Bloomberg reports:
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Combined PING! and DANG!
The federal gummint has lost its freaking mind.
It’s not my government.
is it yours ?
It’s my country. My countrymen. Well, half of them anyway. But my government ? Not a chance.
About that stove. It cooks great but it’s loud as hell.
Someone in the federal government has a brother-in-law who sells stoves.
the stove will have a lumpy idle...
The EPA has become a rogue agency accountable to no one, making illegal “laws” named “regulations’ that do nothing more than destroy commerce. It has outlived its original purpose—if it ever had one—and must be abolished.
EPA goes after Harley, mere weeks after Bikers for Trump helped deter protesters at the Republican convention? Coincidence? Not likely!
Forcing Harley to buy million$ of dollar$ of stoves for people? Is this legal? It's like a form of involuntary servitude.
Instead of taking this to court, it looks like the motorcycle company execs rolled up their collective sleeves to get their wrist tattoos, ankle chains and tin cups.
No wonder why so many people have a burning hatred of the EPA.
I want one!!!
A hog too!!
ya see the Price oF THOse thinGS LATELY?
The execs didn’t want the Federales to waltz in and close the factory. This is the Mordida to the Feds. Welcome to the third world, folks.
Does it leak oil on the kitchen floor? Or was that just the old Harleys?
3 million for stoves built where?
..and 12 million civil penalty and that money goes where?....probably
no accountability....into some “general fund”....otherwise known to most as slush
There is a wood stove exchange program in the Fairbanks Northstar Borough.
It is funded primarily from the Electrical Utility, from an agreement with the EPA for them allowing us to build the last coal plant, possibly in America.
The word "extortion" comes to my mind....
The extra-legal powers that the thuggish Obama agencies have is turning our Republic into a vast soviet state.
The EPA is anti-America.
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