DOJ Yanks $3M Enviro Project From Harley-Davidson Pollution Settlement

"The Trump administration has erased an Obama-era requirement that Harley-Davidson Motor Co. spend $3 million on a pollution control project as part of its penalty for cheating on air emissions.

Under the new settlement, which replaces one drawn up by the Obama administration last August, Harley-Davidson won't be required to fund an American Lung Association project to build cleaner-burning wood stoves. The pollution mitigation program had drawn fire from conservative groups and congressional Republicans.

Harley-Davidson agreed to stop manufacturing the devices for cheating on emissions tests and pay $12 million in civil penalties, the same fine it had agreed to last year.

The reversal marks the first time President Trump's Department of Justice has rejected part of an Obama-era emissions settlement."

Camille von Kaenel reports for Greenwire July 20, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 07/21/2017