Federal Volkswagen settlement webinar to be held Feb. 2, 2017
Ecology is hosting a webinar to share information about the federal Volkswagen settlement and the monies available to our state. Washington is eligible to receive $112.7 million from the settlement. The Department of Ecology has been provided with guidelines on how to become a beneficiary and how the funds can be used. We would like to update you on the process and developments in this 45-minute webinar.
Volkswagen enforcement actions
The Washington Department of Ecology and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have taken action against Volkswagen for violating the state and federal clean air acts. Volkswagen installed illegal software on some of its diesel vehicles. The software cheated emissions tests by only turning on the vehicle’s emission control systems when the car was being tested. The car maker admitted to its illegal actions after the EPA launched an investigation.
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