Rolling Coal Tougher in Montana with New Lawsuit

Since the beginning of time, man has always looked for ways to improve upon whatever surrounds him.  So, it isn't a surprise that wanting to modify our mode of transportation wouldn't be in the mix.  I mean really, who hasn't gone to the local parts store and grabbed a new air cleaner touted to give us more horsepower?  Or maybe it's something bigger, like changing the motor, transmission, rearend or more.


That's all fine and dandy.  But there are limitations to some of those modifications when it comes to the environment.  It seems that diesel trucks take the brunt of many of the complaints.

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Rolling Coal Across the Plains of Montana - Is It Legal?

Yes.  Rolling coal isn't a law in our state.  No.  Federal regulations through the Environmental Protection Agency do have some limitations to those modifications, banning ones that would affect or alter the level of emissions.


"Rolling coal" means feeding more diesel fuel into the motor in order to create that huge black plume of smoke.  In order to do so, there are modifications that need to be done.  In most instances, these parts can be found online, either from a specific dealer, or through a reseller/retailer.

This Company Could Be Facing Billions in Fines

Ebay, the major online retailer and reseller of goods has now been targeted by the Department of Justice that could possibly see them facing fines totaling nearly $2 billion dollars.  They are accused of selling over 330,000 items that could be used to make those illegal modifications to diesel trucks.


Have you purchased one of these aftermarket modifications?  Are you worried that those lawsuits could turn into laws in our state?  Let us know in the comments, check in with the app chat feature or you can email us here.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.

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16 of Montana's Wild & Crazy Laws

✔️ FYI: 'Big Sky Country' is big on crazy!
Surprised? So were we. After all, who expects a state with famously conservative politics and traditional values to have such colorful, crazy-@$$ laws?

PS, it bears repeating that Idaho loves Montana! The Gem State's neighbors to the southwest mirror our own penchant for bizarre laws and quirky customs!

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