Tag: Fuel Emissions (Transportation)

Rupert Stadler, Ex-Audi Chief, Charged With Fraud in Diesel Scandal

BERLIN — German prosecutors on Wednesday charged Rupert Stadler, the former chief executive of Volkswagen’s luxury car division Audi, with fraud for the company’s role in an diesel emissions cheating scandal. Mr. Stadler, who was arrested in June 2018 and later released, and three others who were not named were accused of developing illegal emissions […]

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When the Polluters Are Cleaner Than the Government

The Trump administration has expected corporations to cheer its efforts to lower environmental safeguards — to permit poisonous pesticides, to gut mine safety protections, to weaken rules on methane leaks in the energy industry. It can be assumed, then, that administration officials thought they were offering the auto industry a gift with their continued pursuit […]

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‘A Few Dirty Tricks’: Documents Show Audi’s Role in the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Frankfurt — After more than $30 billion in fines, numerous indicted executives and a guilty plea in the United States, you wouldn’t think there was much more to learn about the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Wrong. Nearly four years after Volkswagen confessed to systematically evading pollution rules for a decade, facets of the scandal are still […]

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Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the ‘Opposition’ in Fight Over Trump’s Emissions Rollback

In the early months of the Trump administration, automakers pleaded for — and appeared set to receive — some relief from fuel economy standards that they said were too difficult to meet. But newly released government emails show how a coalition of groups that reject established climate science quickly muscled into the picture, urging the […]

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Madrid Ends a Low-Emissions Zone After Just 7 Months

MADRID — Local governments across Europe have spent more than a decade introducing laws that restrict vehicle access to the central areas of many cities in an effort to improve air quality for residents and visitors alike. But as of Monday, Madrid is heading in the opposite direction. Drivers will no longer face fines for […]

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Demise of Gasoline Cars? What We Know About N.Y.’s Ambitious Climate Goals

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The sweeping climate plan that New York lawmakers have agreed to pass sets the country’s most ambitious goals for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions: getting planet-warming carbon emissions almost down to zero by 2050. The law would transform the way […]

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New York to Approve One of the World’s Most Ambitious Climate Plans

New York lawmakers have agreed to pass a sweeping climate plan that calls for the state to all but eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, envisioning an era when gas-guzzling cars, oil-burning heaters and furnaces would be phased out, and all of the state’s electricity would come from carbon-free sources. Under an agreement reached […]

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Connect the Dots to See Where Trump’s Taking Us

Just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all from Donald Trump, he sinks to a new low that leaves you speechless and wondering: Is he crazy, is he evil, is he maniacally committed to unwinding every good thing Barack Obama did, or is he just plain stupid? I mean, what president would try […]

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