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Diesel Brothers TV Stars Face Lawsuit From Environmental Group

The Discovery Channel has its share of reality shows focused on real businesses, but the popularity brought by it is not always beneficial.
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Utah Physicians for a Health Environment have announced that they have notified the four stars of the “Diesel Brothers” TV show that they plan to sue them if they do not cease eliminating pollution regulators from trucks serviced at their workshop.

In a report from The Salt Lake Tribune, the representatives of the environmental group say they have been aware of the fact that some tuning shops specialize in eliminating automotive emissions systems as early as 2007.

Following some complaints from citizens regarding people “rolling coal,” the environmental group has decided to take action against one of the most well-known diesel tuning shops in the state, after discovering them on the Discovery Channel TV show with the same name - The Diesel Brothers.

Brian Moench, said that he and his colleagues had found videos in which the stars of the TV show “appear to demonstrate how diesel vehicles can be modified to bypass their emissions controls.”
Moench is the President of Utah Physicians for a Health Environment, and he also accused the defendants of advertising kits that were intended to facilitate the said modifications.

In their defense, The Diesel Brothers did publish a post on their Facebook page, which stated that they do not modify cars to “roll coal,” and that they do not intend to irritate environmental regulators.

As you can imagine, tampering a vehicle to produce excessive emissions is a serious offense, and The Diesel Brothers risk a severe penalty from federal authorities if this lawsuit is started and proves successful for the plaintiffs.

Diesel engines are criticized worldwide for their emissions, especially particulates and soot, which contain chemicals that are dangerous to the environment and humans. It is irresponsible of someone to modify a vehicle to produce more emissions for the sole purpose of entertainment.

Even performance-enhancing tuning is done with an eye on emissions, and tuners across the world have proven it is possible to improve the performance of an engine without making it incompatible with legal emissions regulations.


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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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