Colorado Senate advances ban on toxic ‘coal rolling’ cultural protest

Author: John Tomasic - April 19, 2017 - Updated: April 19, 2017

Colorado lawmakers are inching toward outlawing “coal rolling,” the practice of adjusting the workings of a diesel truck in order to let loose at will clouds of unfiltered exhaust as a form of cultural protest in an age of electric cars and climate change. The state Senate voted on Wednesday to pass a revised version of a bill that would make rolling coal a traffic infraction and subject drivers to a $100 fine.

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John Tomasic

John Tomasic

John Tomasic is a senior political reporter for The Colorado Statesman covering the Colorado Legislature.