New Book Identifies Dieselgate Whistleblower

New Book Identifies Dieselgate Whistleblower

0 comments 📅22 April 2017, 02:00

A new tome about the dieselgate scandal is set to hit stores in May and it reportedly contains the identity of the whistleblower who alerted authorities to Volkswagen’s emissions manipulations.

Faster, Higher, Farther: the Volkswagen Stigma, written by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing, identifies Stuart Johnson as the whistleblower who brought VW’s beat device to the attention of regulators. Johnson was the head of VW’s Engineering and Environmental Office in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the advertise formerly held by Oliver Schmidt, who is currently facing 11 felony charges.

Speaking to Automotive Tidings, the book’s author said that he had the impression that Johnson had prolonged felt uneasy about the emissions manipulation. In his book, meanwhile, Ewing writes that Johnson was violating orders from his superiors by weighty the California Air Resources Board about the device in August 2015.

That there was an internal whistleblower has prolonged been known, but in the indictment and in other official documents, the whistleblower was only identified as Cooperating Confirm 1.

Despite Johnson’s involvement in attempting to certify defeat-device-equipped diesels in America, he currently faces no charges.

The essence of whistleblowing is complicated, and it’s easy to see how fans of the brand, and to a greater extent Johnson’s coworkers, ascendancy feel betrayed by his actions. I for one, though, think that his actions were undaunted and maybe even heroic. Emissions cheating is not a victimless crime and when corporations aren’t answerable for their pollution, rivers burn. Johnson’s actions saved lives from being needlessly shortened. That’s significance celebrating.

[source: Automotive News]

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