Environmental Protection Agency

VW and Regulators Agree on Fix for Cars in Cheating Scandal

Volkswagen and U.S. environmental regulators have agreed to a plan for the German automaker to fix most of the diesel cars involved in its emissions cheating scandal. The company says the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have approved the program, which involves about 326,000 VW cars sold between 2009 and 2014. That’s the first generation of…

Hyundai, Kia Reach $41.2M Settlement With Multiple States

South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings. The fine is the latest in the ongoing fallout from misstated mileage numbers on more than 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. In 2012, Hyundai and Kia restated the…

Alabama Utility Warns Against Drinking Water

A north Alabama utility is telling people not to drink its tap water because of chemical contamination. The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority held a news conference Thursday in Decatur about potentially hazardous levels of two chemicals in water from the Tennessee River. The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued an advisory about the chemicals, and authority general manager Don Sims…