DETROIT (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — An investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Justice Department of four automakers.
The four automakers have signed on with California in a deal to toughen tailpipe emissions standards.READ MORE: Ballot Initiative To Strike Detroit's Adult-Use Ordinance Rejected, Opponents Continue To Fight
The Justice Department would not comment on the investigation.
Ford received a letter from Justice informing it of the investigation.READ MORE: 5-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Self In Foot At Eastpointe Home
The company’s spokesman, T.R. Reid confirmed Friday that the company is cooperating in the inquiry.
In July, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reached a deal with California to abide by standards that are tougher than those preferred by the Trump administration. The standards are closely linked with fuel economy requirements.
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