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VW emissions scandal

States Sue VW Over Emissions Scandal, Name CEO in Cover-Up

Attorneys general from New York, Massachusetts and Maryland announced lawsuits today against Volkswagen and its affiliates, Audi and Porshe, for selling cars equipped with illegal “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests and then trying to cover up the scam. When the investigation was getting under way in late 2015, numerous … Read more »

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No Reputational Penalty for CEOs on Environment Lawsuits, Study Finds

This could be good news for former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, who resigned after the automaker admitted using “defeat devices” in vehicles to beat emissions tests. Chief executives whose companies are embroiled in lawsuits over serious environmental issues either experience no reputational damage or find themselves better off, according to … Read more »

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Crackdown on Car Emissions Testing Following VW Scandal

The EPA is cracking down on car emissions testing following the Volkswagen scandal in which VW used a “defeat device” that allowed almost 500,000 of its diesel-engine cars to cheat emissions testing for certain air pollutants. On Friday, the EPA sent a letter to vehicle manufacturers notifying them that the … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: VW, Enerkem, Xylem, H2O Innovation

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Volkswagen: In the wake of allegations that the automaker has been using an emissions testing defeat device in its diesel-engine cars, Martin Winterkorn has resigned as the company’s CEO, a position he has held since 2007. No successor has been … Read more »

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VW Emissions Testing Scandal Prompts CEO to Order External Investigation

Volkswagen has ordered an external investigation into the “defeat device” that allowed almost 500,000 of its diesel-engine cars to circumvent emissions testing for certain air pollutants, according to CEO Professor Dr. Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn issued a statement following the emissions testing scandal that erupted late last week. “I personally am … Read more »