Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Conservatives Making Vehicles Purposely Spew Toxic Smoke

Conservatives who dislike the Obama administrations's emissions regulations, as well as liberals and environmentalists, are "making a statement" by "coal rolling," altering diesel trucks to enable them to pour thick toxic smoke into the air. They even have a Facebook page, Rollin' Coal, with over 16,000 fans. A seller of coal rolling customization equipment told Slate's Dave Weigel, "I run into a lot of people that really don’t like Obama at all. If he’s into the environment, if he’s into this or that, we’re not. I hear a lot of that. To get a single stack on my truck—that’s my way of giving them the finger. You want clean air and a tiny carbon footprint? Well, screw you." The Clean Air Task Force estimates that diesel fuel pollutants “lead to 21,000 premature deaths each year and create a cancer risk that is seven times greater than the combined risk of all 181 other air toxics tracked by the EPA.” That doesn't seem to matter to the drivers in the following video, entitled the "Diesels Rolling Coal on PEOPLE 2014 Compilation." Watch:


Michael J. Mand said...

This is just plain childish.

Jeff Tone said...

Not good for their own health, either. But how could that stop an absolute fool?