EPA Conflict Of Interest Biased Navistar Dealings, Group Says

Law360, New York (June 21, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A licensing and royalties deal between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Navistar International Corp. has interfered with the agency's job of addressing emissions violations by the diesel engine maker, an independent watchdog group said Thursday.

According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, it has obtained documents revealing the business connections between the EPA and Navistar, which agreed to use clean diesel combustion energy created by the EPA's National Vehicle & Fuel Emissions laboratory and pay the agency royalties as part of a licensing agreement....
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