Is Volkswagen Scandal The Beginning Of A Healthier And Safer World

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Automotive News and Bloomberg reports on the VW scandal indicate that this scandal may be early steps toward a safer and healthier world.  The contributions of auto emissions to early deaths are becoming clearer (53,000 each year in the U.S.A). And the atmospheric damage of automotive emissions to the planet endangering us all is also becoming clearer.Now more people are finally and forcefully acting.


First, Automotive News carried the following Bloomberg (and Reuters) report:

“BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, is joining a growing list of investors and governments lining up to sue Volkswagen AG almost a year after the German carmaker admitted to duping emissions tests for as many as 11 million diesel cars.

“On behalf of their investors, a number of BlackRock-managed collective investment schemes are pursuing, alongside other institutional investors, legal action against Volkswagen,” BlackRock said Thursday in an e-mailed statement.”


Second, Automotive news carried an excellent article on impacts so far on Volkswagen.

SEATTLE — These days, Volkswagen executives talk more about winning back trust than market share.

It has been that way ever since the diesel emissions scandal cast the brand known for happy hippie-mobiles into a basket of deplorables, alongside Enron, Lance Armstrong and Bernie Madoff.


But this is just the beginning. 

Health of Our Citizens and Our Planet

I believe we will find that on road emissions of all vehicles (not just diesels) is much higher than Federal emission tests indicate.

And citizens are now organizing to create a safer and healthier world.  See

One result of existential threats is action – hopefully in time.

Hope is growing.

Lou Lombardo


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