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Volkswagen Exec Oliver Schmidt Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison & Fined $400,000

December 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt — the head of the company's environmental and engineering office (overseeing emissions issues) in Auburn Hills, Michigan, until early 2015 — has been sentenced to 7 years in prison and fined $400,000 for his part in defrauding US regulators regarding the company's diesel vehicle emissions

China’s Air Quality Inspectors: Large Proportion Of Companies Falsifying Data

April 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Air quality inspectors in China found "problems" at over 3,000 companies during the first 3 months of 2017, according to the country's Environment Minister. These problems included: the widespread falsification of data, a failure to implement air pollution control measures strictly, various violations, and, in some instances, employees working to stop inspectors from making required checks

Lawsuit: Monsanto Ghostwrote Papers On Roundup Cancer Risk, EPA Used Them, … & EPA Official In Charge Of Cancer Risk Evaluation Tried To “Kill” ATSDR Investigation

March 15th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Newly unsealed documents relating to a lawsuit against Monsanto have revealed that the US EPA official who was in charge of evaluating the cancer risk of Monsanto's Roundup product stated in a conversation with a company exec that he would try to get an investigation started by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) "killed." And ... that he "should get a medal" for doing so

~20% Of Lorries Operating In Eastern Europe Use “AdBlue Killers” To Defraud Regulators, Research Finds

February 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

New research from the University of Heidelberg (commissioned by the German television station ZDF) has seemingly confirmed earlier assertions by the German trade group Camion Pro that a significant fraction of lorries operating in Eastern Europe are utilizing so-called "AdBlue killers" to circumvent the use of the actual NOx-reducing fluid AdBlue while still qualifying for the various tax and toll reductions that vehicles using AdBlue qualify for

Your Air Conditioner May Be Lying To You

July 26th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Japan’s Consumer Agency has published information relating to 11 separate air conditioner manufacturing companies, regarding inappropriate energy usage rate displays. The eleven companies (who remain unnamed as of yet) conducted A/C capacity tests and calculated energy use to display to the consumer, who is generally unaware of how much air flows through the unit or how much energy is used

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