Laws are in place for so many reasons. One of these is to prevent people from doing things that may bring damage to the environment. Like pumping exhaust into the air purposely to show off to other vehicles on the road (or to overcompensate for something you clearly lack in life). Something that eBay may be facing a lot of fines over.
The DOJ (Department of Justice) is alleging that eBay is guilty of allowing users to sell illegal devices known as “Rolling Coal” devices on its platform. These devices are installed and used to spew huge amounts of black exhaust out the tailpipe of a vehicle.
eBay may be facing some hefty penalties if it is found guilty, as the DOJ claims that over 343,000 of these devices have been sold on the platform. Claiming that the company could be responsible for a $5,580 fine for every sale per the Clean Air Act. Something eBay is denying as it feels it has blocked most of these listings before they completely.
This is just one specified device in a list of products the DOJ feels eBay has allowed users to list on its platform that is considered illegal under this act. The complaint was filed by DOJ on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).