Volkswagen, Other Car Makers Have Bumpy Emissions History – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015

For more than 40 years, federal regulators have required auto makers to disclose engine parts that affect emissions. And for almost as long, Volkswagen AG and its rivals have been clashing with officials over compliance with those requirements.

In 1974, four years after the new Environmental Protection Agency established disclosure requirements aimed at cutting nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide and other tailpipe pollutants, federal officials accused Volkswagen of violating the new rules. Volkswagen, the government said,…

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