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How to turn VW Settlement into multi-billion dollar victory for green transportation

For nearly 500,000 so-called "clean diesel" cars, Volkswagen knowingly incorporated cheating emissions control devices. The emissions from VW cars were 15 – 40 times above the U.S. EPA compliance level. This is egregious and through the resulting lawsuit, VW agreed to settle by spending up to $14.7 billion to remediate the excess NOx emissions, of which a majority of this money is going to vehicle buyback and modification programs for affected consumers. But billions will be put toward clean transportation programs. Environmental and public health advocates have a great opportunity to influence these programs to 1) make sure their states apply for the funds; and 2) ensure that the funds are spent wisely. Find resources to help with those efforts here.

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Part IIIWe woke up on the third day of our electric eclipse road trip excited for the main event, which we’d be...
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Part IIIWe woke up on the third day of our electric eclipse road trip excited for the main event, which we’d be sharing with thousands of others in Silverton, OR. We were impressed with how much...
Part IIOn our way to see the eclipse in Oregon in our Chevy Bolt, our second charging stop was in Redding, CA. It was another...
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Part IIOn our way to see the eclipse in Oregon in our Chevy Bolt, our second charging stop was in Redding, CA. It was another Chargepoint station, located again next to Carl’s Jr., and surrounded by...
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