Volkswagen settlement

Save the date: The MPCA is holding a stakeholder meeting on VW settlement program implementation on October 23, 2018 (2:30-4:00 p.m.) at the MPCA office in St. Paul. We’ll discuss the program, how things are going and what comes next, and seek input on how to continue to improve implementation. A detailed agenda will be available closer to the meeting date.

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Meeting details including phone-in numbers.

Check here for further information about this meeting as it becomes available or contact Mike Nelson with questions: 651-757-2122 or michael.nelson@state.mn.us.

Volkswagen has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the federal Clean Air Act by selling vehicles that emit air pollution over the legal limit, and by cheating on federal emission tests to hide the excess pollution. The affected vehicles exceed federal emission limits for nitrogen oxide (NOx), a pollutant that harms public health and contributes to ozone or smog formation.

As part of the settlement, states are eligible to receive funds to pay part of the cost of projects to reduce diesel emissions from vehicles and to install electric vehicle charging stations. The MPCA developed Minnesota’s plan for using these funds to improve air quality in our state.