Attorney General Madigan Opposes Funding Elimination for Clean Air Projects in Federal Harley-Davidson Settlement

Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—February 5, 2018

By: Rosemary Piser

Attorney Lisa Madigan joined 10 other State Attorneys General filing an amicus brief opposing the elimination of $3 million in funding for clean air projects from a proposed settlement between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Harley-Davidson. The proposed settlement stems from a complaint filed by the DOJ on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) arguing that Harley-Davidson manufactured and sold “tuners” that once installed, caused motorcycles to emit excess amounts of certain harmful air pollutants, including hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.

The original settlement agreement required Harley . . .

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