Volkswagen regrets Washington decision to pursue $176 million fine

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Volkswagen stated on Friday it regretted the Washington Department of Ecology’s order to fine it $176 million over its emissions scandal, saying the relocation ran counter to efforts to fix U.S. customer declares collectively.

“It is regrettable that some states have decided to look for environmental claims now, notwithstanding their prior support of this continuous federal-state collective procedure,” the German automaker stated in a statement.

Volkswagen has sought a thorough nationwide resolution in the United States of all ecological issues emerging from its emissions test cheating scandal.

As part of these attempts, Volkswagen has accepted buy back or customize affected vehicles, produce a $2.7-billion ecological trust and invest $2 billion on infrastructure for zero-emission automobiles.

On Thursday, the Washington Department of Ecology stated it had fined Volkswagen $176 million for installing prohibited software on a number of its diesel automobiles to cheat and falsify emissions tests.

Volkswagen has 30 days to appeal the charge to the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board. It has not stated whether it will release an appeal.

Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” scandal erupted in September, after the United States Environmental Protection Agency stated the automaker had breached the Federal Clean Air Act, requiring the automaker into a $14.7 billion settlement.

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