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Vermont Rejects Diesel Settlement and Sues VW, Audi, and Porsche

The Green Mountain State is seeing red.

Vermont has turned down Volkswagen’s U.S. emissions cheating settlement offer and opted to sue Audi, Porsche and VW for showing a “blatant disregard” for the protection of the state’s natural resources and the health of its residents.

As part of their deal with the government, VW agreed to spend $15 billion to put out fires and settle lawsuits, but Vermont’s attorney general says they don’t want any part of it. Namely because the settlement breaks down to roughly $1000 per vehicles for violating VT’s consumer protection laws.

Vermont doesn’t think that’s enough for the damage that was done.

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