Love them or hate them, the Diesel Brothers have generated a ton of popularity over the last few years. There have been a ton of eyes on this crew and unfortunately, it hasn’t always been enthusiasts. In fact, they are facing some steep penalties for violations against the Clean Air Act. We saw just a few hours ago that their penalties could possibly reach $4.4 million.
The Diesel Sellerz truck dealer in Woods Cross, Utah was found liable by a federal judge in March of 2019 for violating the Clean Air Act by selling diesel trucks equipped with “defeat” devices to foil pollution controls. There is banter back and forth between the attorneys from the Diesel Sellerz dealership and the environmental group’s attorneys about the charges they could face.
The Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment urged U.S District Judge Robert Shelby in court documents last week to impose these penalties up to that amount against the truck builders for illegally modifying or selling 20 or more trucks and selling “defeat devices” to truck owners nationwide. The attorneys for the Diesel Brothers are disputing the number of violations and argued that penalties this much would devastate the local business.
They are saying penalties are justified for $581,000 at the most. Yeah, it’s not $4.4 million but that is still an incredible amount of money.
After seeing the Diesel Brothers “spew” black smoke all over their television show on Discovery Channel, the group sued. The group’s doctor said that with the nitrogen oxide emissions from three trucks stripped off is equivalent to the combined emissions of 100 untampered trucks.