VW, Audi comply with $85 million diesel agreement with Texas

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“If a company thinks they will avoid accountability when they violate Texas laws, endanger Texans, and pollute our environment, they’re dead wrong. Volkswagen and Audi are finding that out the hard way, and now they are paying the price,” Paxton stated in a remark.

In 2015, Volkswagen disclosed it had impaired refined instrument to evade emissions necessities in just about 11 million cars international. It additionally misled the EPA, which began having a look into the subject in 2014.

Paxton’s workplace didn’t in an instant reply to a query in the hunt for extra main points of the settlements.

Volkswagen’s U.S. subsidiary in 2021 unsuccessfully argued that beneath the Blank Breeze Business, the landmark U.S. environmental legislation, handiest the government can pursue emissions claims.

In 2022, Ohio settled with VW for $3.5 million, which used to be a fragment of what the situation had in the past sought. VW stated in prior court docket papers that Ohio’s claims can have totaled “$350 million per day, or more than $127 billion per year, over a multi-year period.”

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