Anti-environmental activists protest green policies by 'rolling coal'

Many of the coal-rolling activists expressed a strong dislike for U.S. President Barack Obama and his climate change policies. 

Forget bumper stickers and flags to make a political statement -- people have started blowing black smoke on the road to oppose environmental advocates and climate change policies. 

Described as "coal rolling", truck enthusiasts modify their diesel vehicle by installing a smoke stack for around $500. The methods are described on numerous websites, though Diesel Hub encourages truck owners to carefully consider where to roll coal, so as not to "give the tree huggers any ammunition to support further emissions restrictions."

 

Photo via Tumblr by Truckroalin 

“Rolling coal” is not a new phenomenon, but took on a political edge after people started associating coal-rolling with Conservatives opposed to tax credits for hybrid and electrical vehicles.

According to David Weigel in Slate, many of the car-modifying activists expressed a dislike for U.S. President Barack Obama and his climate change policies. 

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