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Audi boss arrested in Germany over diesel emissions scandal

Munich prosecutors have arrested Rupert Stadler, the head of Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi over his alleged participation in the automaker’s emissions test cheating scandal three years ago. “As part of an investigation into diesel affairs and Audi engines, the Munich prosecutor’s office executed an arrest warrant against Mr Professor Rupert Stadler on June 18, 2018,” the Munich prosecutor’s office said ...

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Germany slaps Volkswagen with $1.8bn fine in emissions cheating scandal

Germany has fined Volkswagen €1 billion over the auto maker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, public prosecutors have announced. The company said it won’t be appealing the fine, one of the highest ever imposed by Berlin. The €1 billion (US$ 1.8 billion) fine was ordered by the prosecutor’s office in the German city of Braunschweig. It’s the latest move against the ...

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Global tourism causes 10th of all greenhouse gas emissions – report

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney shows that global tourism, a trillion-dollar industry, contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions and its carbon footprint is expanding rapidly. Domestic and international tourism account for eight percent of total worldwide carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, researchers have found.  The study was based on data from 189 countries around the ...

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Dieselgate: Volkswagen ex-CEO charged with fraud in emissions scandal

The US Justice Department has filed criminal charges against former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn. He is the ninth person to be hit with criminal charges connected to the so-called ‘Dieselgate’ scandal. The 70-year-old is charged with four felony counts, including conspiracy to defraud the US, wire fraud and violating the Clean Air Act from at least May 2006 through ...

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Trump admin struck with lawsuit over delay of methane emissions rule

Nearly 20 environmental and Native American tribal groups are suing the Trump administration for delaying the enactment of legislation limiting the emission of methane gases in drilling operations on federal lands. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco by the National Wildlife Federation, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense ...

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Court orders EPA head Pruitt to proceed with emissions rule

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of a new rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks. In a split decision Monday, the three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ...

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