Emission Standards News
Volkswagen Executive Arrested for Alleged Role in Emissions 'Conspiracy'
Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt was arrested by the FBI on Saturday for his alleged role in the company’s suspected "scheme" to cheat emissions standards , according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday. Schmidt, who led the automaker’s U.S. environmental regulatory compliance office from
Volkswagen to Compensate Dealers Affected By Emissions Scandal
Volkswagen has reached a "deal in principle" to compensate 652 VW brand dealers affected by its diesel emissions scandal, the company announced today. The settlement amount has not yet been disclosed, but will involve cash payments to "resolve alleged past, current, and future claims of losses in
Volkswagen Reaches Settlement in Emissions Case
The scandal came to light last September when Volkswagen admitted that some of its diesel vehicles used illegal "defeat device" software.
Why Volkswagen Drivers in Europe Are Still Waiting for a Diesel Emissions Deal
While Volkswagen may have shown progress in resolving its diesel emissions issue for about 500,000 cars in the U.S., owners of millions of Volkswagen cars in Europe are still waiting for a settlement with the carmaker. Volkswagen had previously announced that a software fix on European cars could
Obama Holds Joint Press Conference With Canadian PM
Prime Minister Trudeau joined President Obama for a press conference on US-Canada relations.
Democratic Presidential Candidates: Where They Agree and Disagree on Climate
This month in Paris, the United States along with nearly 200 other countries signed arguably the most sweeping international environmental agreement in history. Republicans were quick to dismiss it. In stark contrast, all three Democratic presidential candidates argue that climate change is an
10,000+ More Volkswagen Vehicles Have Emissions Cheating Mechanisms, EPA Says
The Volkswagen emissions scandal may be widening. The EPA claims that Volkswagen installed illegal “defeat devices” on at least 10,000 more vehicles -- including some Porsches -- allegedly allowing the company to circumvent U.S. emissions standards , the agency announced today. Using emissions
How Kim Davis, David Vitter's Vices and a Big-Rig Trucker Could Steer the 2016 Conversation
It may feel like the 2016 race to the White House has sucked all the oxygen out of politics. But the living, breathing state of smaller-scale politics is on full display in three governor’s races that have seen lively debates over immigration and gay rights, the scope of the federal government and
Volkswagen's US Chief Apologizes to Lawmakers About 'Deeply Troubling' Events
Michael Horn, Volkswagen Group of America CEO and president, was in the hot seat on Capitol Hill today, answering questions about the company's 11 million diesel cars that may have cheated emissions standards around the world. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, relaying questions from his constituents,