Martin Winterkorn apologized during his first public appearance since September 2015, saying he was deeply upset about disappointing VW customers, and claimed he had no early knowledge of the emissions scandal.
While VW is still counting the cost of an unprecedented emissions scandal that rocked the auto sector and German industry, similar allegations are now being levied against other carmakers, including Fiat Chrysler and Renault.
Tillerson’s testimony is being sought to prove that oil and gas industry groups “have known about the dangers of climate change since the 1960s and have successfully worked to prevent the government” from taking action.
Five companies hold active exploration licenses in Canada’s share of the Beaufort Sea. Many of those licenses are set to expire within the next five years, when Prime Minister Trudeau has pledged to review his moratorium.