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Oregon Gets Lemonade From VW’s lemons

VW settlement to help Oregon fund cleaner diesel vehicles Oregon consumers who drive Volkswagens may be the first to applaud the $85 million settlement with the company announced today, but all Oregonians have a reason to cheer. Oregon now has $68 million to jump-start a clean air effort that can reap huge benefits for the health of every Oregonian, including our most vulnerable communities: cleaning up one of our major sources of air pollution: our oldest, dirtiest heavy-duty diesel trucks and buses.Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Governor Kate Brown showed a bold and decisive commitment to Oregonian values. They put muscle behind a ...

5 Useful Lessons from the VW Scandal

Clearing the Air on Volkswagen’s diesel debacleYou’ve probably heard by now that beginning in 2009, Volkswagen decided to secretly equip its diesel automobiles with emission control devices designed to operate only when the automobiles were being tested. This incredible deception allowed the German automaker to claim that its diesel cars were fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and also fun to drive. Over the next six years, VW would sell 11 million diesel automobiles worldwide, including nearly 500,000 in the United States.On September 18, just two months after it had reached the pinnacle of global automobile sales, VW admitted that ...