Washington state acts against VW


OPB: Washington state alleges German automaker violated the Clean Air Act with cheating device.

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OPB: Washington state alleges German automaker violated the Clean Air Act with cheating device.

“These violations are especially problematic and egregious because people are breathing harmful levels of air pollution,” said Department of Ecology Air Quality Manager Stu Clark.  

Washington is still working to determine exactly how many of the vehicles are on the road. The size of any penalty against Volkswagen would depend in part on the number of vehicles and the effect on public health. 

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