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California releases part of $35 million in VW mitigation funding

June 20, 2020

Source: Freightwaves

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the first installment of $35 million in VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding for Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects.

The eligible projects are:

  • Scrap and replace airport ground support equipment, port cargo handling equipment, and heavy-lift forklifts with new zero-emission technologies.
  • Scrap and repower marine engines for ferries, tugboats and towboats with new zero-emission battery-electric or fuel cell technologies.
  • Install shore power at berths that serve ocean-going vessels.

It’s been five years since news regarding the Volkswagen diesel scandal broke, but states are just now getting ready to release settlement money intended to offset the extra pollution emitted by Volkswagens rigged to cheat emissions tests.

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