The Trump administration lets Harley Davidson be a hog on air pollution

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it is dropping a $3 million fine levied on the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company for air pollution last year. The decision comes just months after President Trump met with Harley executives at the White House and promised to do good things for their business. A 2016 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency involved the manufacture and sale of 340,000 motorcycle tuners—which emit higher amounts of pollution than the law allows. (The company also produced more than 12,000 motorcycles without certification from the EPA.) The American Lung Association intended to put the $3 million toward replacing dangerously high-polluting wood stoves in the Northeast with cleaner-burning ones, but it must now drop the project.

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