Volkswagen Settlement

In late 2015, Volkswagen (VW) publicly admitted it had secretly and deliberately installed cheating computer systems to deceive emissions testing in nearly 500,000 diesel cars.  Volkswagen agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion for remediation of NOx emissions.  A majority of this money is going to vehicle buyback and modification programs ($10 billion).  $4.7 billion of the settlement money is going towards NOx reduction programs: The Environmental Mitigation Trust ($2.7 billion) and the ZEV Investment Commitment ($2.0 billion). 

Connecticut's initial allocation from the Environmental Mitigation Trust funds is approximately $51.6 million.  To receive the funds, the state must develop a mitigation plan.

A coalition of CT advocacy groups has formed to develop a coordinated strategy for shaping the state's plan and the projects selected for implementation.

CT's Draft Plan


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  • John Humphries
    published this page in Campaigns 2017-02-03 23:56:41 -0500