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Volkswagen Emission Scandal Prompts International Action by Environmental Agencies

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 30, 2015

In the wake of an emissions scandal brought on by action against German auto manufacturer Volkswagen earlier this month, federal environmental officials have joined forced with their European and South American counterparts to step up emissions testing on diesel cars. In a letter to auto makers, the United States Environmental Protection Agency notified manufacturers that it plans to road-test vehicles in an effort to crack down on falsified emissions reports. Currently, the agency relies on design specifications and statements provided by auto manufacturers with regards to emissions compliance, along with limited laboratory testing of vehicles. The EPA does not currently road-test these vehicles for adherence to emissions standards.

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