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The “Hercules,” a customized truck with deleted emissions controls, was featured on the Discovery Channel show, “The Diesel Brothers.” (Photo courtesy of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment).

By Eli Wolfe and Alexandra Tempus, FairWarning

When officials at the Environmental Protection Agency began investigating Freedom Performance, LLC, they didn’t have to look very hard for evidence that the company was violating the Clean Air Act. According to legal documents, the Bradenton car parts distributor literally advertised violations on its website.