Stories tagged: emissions
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department over its emissions certification practices, the auto giant disclosed Friday in a regulatory filing. The inquiry …
Mon., April 15, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
European Union authorities said Friday that German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development of emissions-cleaning technology in cars.
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:25 p.m.
The SEC said that between April 2014 and May 2015, Volkswagen issued more than $13 billion in bonds and asset-backed securities in U.S. markets when senior executives knew that more …
Wed., March 13, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles because they don’t meet US emission standards.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 1:46 p.m.
Fiat Chrysler will pay a $305 million fine to the U.S. government to settle allegations it cheated on emissions tests.
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
The official overseeing Volkswagen’s court settlements in its diesel scandal says he is pushing back against the company’s practice of withholding some information on the grounds of confidentiality protections.
Mon., July 9, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal.
Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
With the short 2018 legislative session behind them, Oregon politicians are already looking forward to pushing a cap on greenhouse gas emissions during next year’s long session.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 12:15 p.m.
A natural gas-fired power plant in Boardman run by Portland General Electric would be allowed to emit more than three times more carbon monoxide and eight times more smog-causing pollution …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 2:18 p.m.
In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution
In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner – leaving personal-care …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.
Another lawsuit over diesel emissions was filed Wednesday in federal court in Detroit. This case, filed by a group of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners, alleges Ford cheated …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Dealing a setback to Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate agenda, a judge has invalidated major portions of a state rule requiring greenhouse-gas cuts by refineries, fuel distributors and dozens of other …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for reselling most of the cars involved in the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reversed his decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Former U.S. deputy attorney general Larry Thompson, who must certify the policies and practices Volkswagen is putting in place to ensure compliance with anti-fraud and environmental laws, said his “initial …
Sat., April 1, 2017
Other countries are setting rules for tighter fuel efficiency. California would actually be doing the industry a favor by pushing it to make products more competitive in other markets.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And now stands a decent chance to pass Toyota for the title …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 5 a.m.
California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Volkswagen has reached an agreement with U.S. environmental regulators to fix or buy back around 80,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with tainted 3-liter diesel engines, nearing a resolution on …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Allegations of cheating pollution standards have reached U.S. automakers as Chrysler was sued by consumers who said engines in some Dodge trucks were rigged to hide that emissions were as …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Global temperatures are soaring toward a record high this year, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, while another report showed emissions of a key global warming gas have flattened out …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 10:57 p.m.
Donald Trump comes into office with a plan to toss out most of what President Barack Obama achieved on energy and the environment.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
A longtime Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he helped design and implement a software system that helped the German automaker’s diesel engines defeat emissions tests.
Thu., July 28, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Washington state regulators have fined Volkswagen $176 million, saying the automaker put people’s health at risk by releasing harmful air pollutants in its emissions-cheating scandal.