VW - Federal enforcement action
Volkswagen federal settlement summary
Washington is eligible to receive $112.7 million from the Volkswagen federal Settlement. VW violated the Clean Air Act by manufacturing diesel vehicles with software installed that cheated emissions testing by only turning on when the vehicle was being tested. The affected vehicles emit harmful nitrogen oxides that exceed what federal and state agency standards consider safe for human health.
Washington must submit a mitigation plan to the trustee for approval to become a beneficiary of the funds. The consent decree has specific requirements on how the money can be spent. Beneficiaries are also directed to choose projects that benefit communities that have been disproportionately affected by nitrogen oxides emissions.
Maps of registered vehicles and areas affected by nitrogen oxides emissionsnow posted
We worked with the Department of Licensing to determine where the affected vehicles are registered in the state and to identify the areas affected by nitrogen oxides emissions. Visit our FAQs & information page to view the maps.
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