To bring justice to the victims of the Takata and VW criminal actions, I ask that you not just fine the companies and agree to deferred prosecution agreements, or a guilty plea against some subsidiary of the company -- but bring the full weight of the criminal law -- against both the parent company and responsible executives.
On the face of it, the revelation that 500,000 VW cars in the United States were designed to cheat on diesel emissions testing doesn't seem like good news for air quality. And, sadly, it seems VW was not the only culprit -- a new study by Transport and Environment shows that nearly every European automaker has cheated on the diesel emission requirements.
The attendees at the International Business Council (IBC) of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce were a diverse mix of nationalities, professions, expats, and industries. The annual meeting of the IBC, the Chamber's newest council, attracted students, family members, colleagues, and executives.