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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the Deal Struck Between California and Auto Manufacturers on Emission Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to California’s deal with Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, and Honda on emissions standards, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, made the following comment:


The Cost of Regulation

Volkswagen is in hot water with the EPA, after revelations that 11 million of its vehicles employ covert software designed to trick emissions testers. While being tested, the cars switched to a more efficient mode in order to beat the regulations, afterwards switching back to a higher performance (and hence higher emissions) method of operation.