US Justice Department drops $3 million Harley-Davidson emissions penalty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department on Thursday announced it has dropped a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc spend $ 3 million to reduce air pollution as part of a settlement the Obama administration announced in August.

Last year, the Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker agreed to pay a $ 12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal after-market devices that cause its vehicles to emit too much pollution and spend about $ 3 million to retrofit or replace wood-burning appliances with cleaner stoves.

The Justice Department in a court filing cited a new policy from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and an ongoing review of the penalty by a government auditor in dropping the $ 3 million penalty from the settlement.

Reporting by David Shepardson

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