The attorneys general of 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam announced a settlement with automaker Fiat Chrysler over the use of a “defeat device” software system designed to obscure emissions data from its fleet of diesel vehicles. The scheme resulted in vehicles that released far more hazardous air pollutants into the atmosphere than what is legally permissible under the Clean Air Act. The $171 million settlement covers more than 100,000 vehicles sold under the scheme in the 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.
- Documents: NY Press Release
- Document Type: Press Releases/Statements
- States: Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas U.S. Virgin Islands Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington, D.C. West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
- Agencies: Private Entities
- Issues: Clean Air Clean Air Act Vehicle Emissions Fraud
- Era: Non-Federal
- Action Type: Litigation