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We were designated to manage a $112.7 million Mitigation Trust Fund that resulted from the Volkswagen (VW) fraudulent emissions software investigation and settlement.

VW violated the federal Clean Air Act by manufacturing diesel vehicles with software installed that cheated emissions tests by only turning on the vehicle’s emission control systems when the car was being tested.

VW reaches three settlement agreements

The EPA and Volkswagen entered into multiple settlement agreements that affect all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and tribes. Washington is designated a beneficiary to the mitigation trust and developed a Mitigation Plan on how to use the settlement funds to reduce diesel pollution.

Read more about each settlement in the drop down menus below.

Mitigation Trust
Consumer relief
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure investment

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