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‘Rolling Coal’ targeted in New Jersey

‘Rolling Coal’ targeted in New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The trend of “rolling coal” allows a diesel vehicle driver to modify their trucks so they will blow black soot at a vehicle behind them. Often their smoke is directed at a hybrid or electric car.

In New Jersey, coal rolling might become illegal because one truck driver aimed his smoke at an electric car driven by a New Jersey politician.

Yahoo Autos reported that New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace will introduce a bill that prohibits "retrofitting diesel-powered vehicles to increase particulate emissions for the purpose of ‘coal rolling’". "People had been telling me this has been going on, but I hadn’t seen it," Eustace said.

Eustace, who drives an electric Nissan Leaf, had his car covered with black smoke while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike. NJ.com reported that the offending pickup truck was raised, and had a smoke stack. Eustace doesn’t see rolling coal as an environmental statement, and called it “youthful ignorance.”

According to Daily Kos, drivers are spending from $1,000 to $5,000 modifying their pickups to roll coal by adding smoke stacks and smoke switches, which fool the engine into thinking it requires more gas. Obviously the soot emitted can make it extremely difficult for the affected driver to see out of the windshield,

 

New Jersey’s Internet Not So Fast Compared to Other States

New Jersey’s Internet Not So Fast Compared to Other States
BY: KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

According to Tech Times, a map of the country was created showing the Internet strength of each state, leaving New Jersey to trail behind others.

Broadview Netw...

NJ Hopes Lake Hopatcong Anaconda Isn’t This Big?

NJ Hopes Lake Hopatcong Anaconda Isn’t This Big?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

So the search for the 14 to 20 feet long Lake Hopatcong reptile continues. Reports vary on whether the huge snake even exists.

Sightings of a snake, reported as an anaco...

4 Reasons Humback Whales coming back to New Jersey

4 Reasons Humback Whales coming back to New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A lot more people have been leaving New Jersey over the last few years for a variety of reasons. But a certain segment of the population has been coming into the state ...

Giant Turtles Live Off New Jersey’s Coast

Giant Turtles Live Off New Jersey’s Coast
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles. Some reports say they can weigh between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds.

It turns out that at least one of the re...

Shark Week started in New Jersey

Shark Week started in New Jersey
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

This week kicks off Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week—but what many might not realize is that the infatuation with these gigantic jagged-toothed tyrants of the...

Ridgewood has a rat problem

Ridgewood has a rat problem
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Unwanted intruders are plaguing residents of Ridgewood, N.J.. Before the first complaint was issued on July 18 these mischievous trespassers have been wreaking hav...

New Jersey Paving Way for Driverless Cars

New Jersey Paving Way for Driverless Cars
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many of us are less than thrilled with traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike, and assorted other not-so-favorite roadways across the state. But how would you feel if you g...

New Jersey's clean and dirty beaches

New Jersey's clean and dirty beaches
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Natural Resource Defense Council report on United States beach water quality is out, and results are mixed for New Jersey.

Our overall water quality is good, but fiv...

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