Justice Department to investigate four major US automakers

Justice Department to investigate four major US automakers

Four major automakers of the US have been sent a letter by the anti-trust division which indicates that the Justice Department has initiated an inquiry into them. The inquiry aims to look at whether or not the four automakers decided on an agreement with California to adopt state emissions standards, and whether this was a violation of anti-trust law or not.

David
David
PhreneticNI
PhreneticNI 5 months

My understanding, admittedly from only reading one of the articles, is that the car companies were getting something in return and that they would additionally make some legal concessions to the state. The problem is not adhering to the state's standards, but rather doing so in return for some competitive advantage granted by the state of California.

Pariahwulfen
Pariahwulfen 5 months

Out of curiosity, when did Volkswagon, Honda, and BMW become "US automakers", when one is Japanese and the other two are German?

porcus
porcus 5 months

Why is this being investigated? If they are exceeding the federal requirements then why are the feds concerned?

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 5 months

Trump rolled back Obama's emission standards to not make the trucking industry have to design and build new engines for semis. The cost of new engines would have damaged the supposed competitive advantage of trucks vs rail. Don't forget Mitch McConnell's wife is Secretary of Transportation.

michael zubas
michael zubas 5 months

hmm

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