Washington state takes enforcement action against Volkswagen

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state environmental regulators took enforcement action against Volkswagen on Monday, accusing the company of violating the state's Clean Air Act and exposing people to harmful pollution with its emissions cheating scandal.

The Department of Ecology issued a formal notice of violation to Volkswagen AG, Audi and Volkswagen Group of America, the first step in an administrative process that could result in large penalties.

India's emission regulations stands exposed: CSE

NEW DELHI: The recent Volkswagen corporate fraud has exposed gaps in emissions regulations in India and makes the country "extremely" vulnerable as it is "dieselizing" rapidly without the right norms and compliance framework for manufacturers, a green body said today.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that the Volkswagen fraud was one of the biggest corporate frauds in the global automobile industry which was unearthed recently when popular diesel car models of the company were found to be patched with 'defeat devices' wired to trick official emission tests in the US.