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U.S. sues VW over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars


WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions in fines for clean air violations. The civil complaint against the German ...

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Germany’s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

The grille of a Volkswagen car for sale is decorated with the iconic company symbol in Boulder, Colo. More than a decade ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency helped develop a technology that ultimately allowed an independent laboratory to catch Volkswagen’s elaborate cheating on car emissions tests. But EPA did not apply that technology on its own tests of diesel passenger cars and instead focused on trucks, thus missing its best chance to foil the German carmaker’s deception as early as 2007. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

BERLIN  — Germany’s Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal investigation has revealed “unexplained inconsistencies” in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 of its vehicles — a ...

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Maryland has 10th-most number of VWs involved in U.S. emissions scandal

Volkswagen has   admitted that it intentionally installed software programmed to switch engines to a cleaner mode during official emissions testing.  The software then switches off again, enabling cars to drive more powerfully on the road while emitting as much as 40 times the legal pollution limit. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Volkswagen AG, the world’s top-selling carmaker, has admitted that some 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software at the center of a U.S. emissions scandal. The company has acknowledged that it intentionally installed software programmed to switch ...

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Maryland officials reviewing Obama’s greenhouse gas limits

ANNAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is taking some time to review the impact of President Barack Obama’s plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, while Maryland Democrats already were praising the plan released Monday. Ben Grumbles, ...

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Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in Md., 12 other states

The Constellation Energy Brandon Shore Power Plant at Smallwood Center from across Stoney Creek. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz).

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants. At the same time, ...

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