History Repeats Itself: Volkswagen was Sued by the EPA for Cheating on Emissions in 1974

In 1974, Volkswagen was sued by the U.S. EPA for violating the Clean Air Act by utilizing emissions defeat devices on their vehicles.  VW settled the lawsuit for $120,000 and the promise to comply with the Clean Air Act in the future.  This past violation is virtually identical to the current VW “clean diesel” fraud. [...]