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Backfired : when VW lied to America [electronic resource].

Bell, Dale, 1938- (film producer.). Olney, Warren, (narrator.). Wiland, Harry, (film producer.). Santiago, Waleska, screenwriter (Added Author). Thiel, Martin B., (screenwriter.). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Dale Bell, Warren Olney. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 62 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2020.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Dale Bell.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dale Bell, Warren Olney.
Summary, etc.:
This documentary, narrated by veteran journalist Warren Olney, is the one-hour television special that revealed, step-by-step, the covert investigation that led to the bombshell discovery of evidence pointing to the installation of defeat devices in VW diesel cars to deliberately circumvent and avoid California and U.S. vehicle emissions standards on a scale never imagined. In 2008, Volkswagen executives proclaimed they would "dominate the auto industry by 2018, economically and environmentally." Now, those executives are dominating the news with admissions of guilt, and some are already behind bars. Climate change and the health of our planet were superseded by premeditated corporate greed and corruption.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Volkswagenwerk > History.
Volkswagen automobiles > Motors (Diesel) > Exhaust gas.
Automobile industry and trade > Germany > History.
Corporations > Corrupt practices > United States.
Motor vehicles > Motors (Diesel) > Exhaust gas > Environmental aspects.
Automobiles > Pollution control devices.
Consumer protection > Law and legislation.
Scandals.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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