Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Stuffed Shirts v. Blue Collars

Peo­ple who hate it, call it “pol­lu­tion.” Peo­ple who love it, call it “rollin’ coal.” We’re talk­ing about the plumes of black smoke that come pour­ing out of some diesel pick­ups. These pickup truck own­ers are retro­fitting their rigs to allow for un­burnt diesel fuel to spew from a tailpipe or ver­ti­cal stack dur­ing a fast ac­cel­er­a­tion. When smoke pours from a pipe or stack, the un­burnt diesel is thick and black. An in­ter­view with Mark Pyatt of Killer Diesel Per­for­mance about the young men and women who love to roll coal in oil coun­try.

This story aired on Prairie Public and Marketplace.