Volkswagen Just Nuked The Public's Trust In Companies Trying To Save The Planet

The worlds largest automaker has just given more ammunition to those who dont trust that businesses are serious about preventing runaway climate change.

How ironic that Volkswagen, which has publicly signed a pledge to be a leader in consistent, positive business engagement with policymakers on climate issues, should be caught by the Environmental Protection Agencyfor allegedly cheating on emission-control standards.

Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen's CEO, apologized on Sunday after the EPA accused the company of installingsoftware in its diesel-powered vehicles specifically designed to allow the cars to evade regulators and emit 40 times the legal limit of nitrogen oxide. The che