Volkswagen May Not Face Environmental Criminal Charges – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WASHINGTON—A Justice Department investigation into whether Volkswagen AG should face criminal charges for cheating on emissions tests highlights what some lawmakers say is a long-standing gap in U.S. environmental law.

Despite the scale of Volkswagen’s behavior—it has admitted using test-evading software in as many as 11 million cars world-wide—the German auto maker may not face an environmental crime charge here, legal experts say….

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