Center for Auto Safety Intervenes in VW Pollution Lawsuit – CAS Press Release

Center for Auto Safety Intervenes in VW Pollution Lawsuit – CAS Press Release

January, 2016

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

FYI here is a Release on this important case important to protecting the public health.


Center for Auto Safety Moves to Intervene in Justice Department Lawsuit Against VW

January 5, 2016

The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit filed yesterday by the Justice Department on behalf of the United States of America (US) in US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG and their affiliated American companies (VW).  As a consumer group that has long worked for clean cars and improved fuel efficiency and which has the Safe Climate Campaign integrated into its structure, CAS has a strong, independent interest in this litigation and seeing that VW is held accountable for its action which have damaged VW owners and the environment.

Dan Becker, head of the Safe Climate Campaign at CAS, stated:

“It is imperative for the protection of public health that all of the VWs with defeat devices be repaired so that they stop emitting excessive pollution. VW must also take actions that will make up for the excess pollution they have already and will emit, making the atmosphere whole.  They must begin by switching from polluting diesels to truly clean automobiles such as electric vehicles.”

Clarence Ditlow, CAS Executive Director, stated:

The Clean Act provides for citizen suits and intervention. CAS has intervened in this lawsuit over VW’s unprecedented emission cheating to protect the public interest and insure that VW is held fully accountable for its actions under all applicable laws.  The US does not oppose CAS’ intervention in this lawsuit.

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CAS has a long history in working on motor vehicle fuel economy and emissions dating back to the early 1970’s. The Safe Climate Campaign, a program of CAS, is headed by Dan Becker.

CAS is represented by Hausfeld LLP, 1700 K Street NW Ste 650, Washington DC 20006, 202.540.7200.

Hausfeld is a leading global law firm with offices in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Brussels; and London. The firm has a broad range of complex litigation expertise, particularly in consumer, antitrust/competition, financial services, sports and entertainment, environmental, mass torts, and human rights matters. For more information about the firm, please

Motion to Intervene

Proposed Complaint

Clarence Ditlow

Executive Director

Center for Auto Safety

1825 Connecticut Ave NW #330

Washington DC 20009″


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