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Fred Upton

The Latest: Lawmakers press EPA on its response to VW case

The latest on the congressional hearing on Volkswagen's emissions-rigging (all times local): ___ 3:06 p.m. Members of a House subcommittee are grilling two Environmental Protection Agency officials about why they're allowing diesel-powered Volkswagens to stay on the road when they are spewing out more pollution than allowed by law. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., asked what authority the EPA has to leave the cars on the road when they're emitting 10 to 40 times the pollution allowed by law. EPA Director of Transportation and Air Quality Christopher Grundler says the agency will look for ways to make VW mitigate the environmental damage. EPA Air Enforcement Director...