APNewsBreak: Pennsylvania funds clean air with VW settlement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania plans to use a $118 million settlement with Volkswagen over the company's cheating on emissions tests to cut air pollution. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf tells The Associated Press that he's setting up Driving PA Forward, a program that will distribute grants and...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania plans to use a $118 million settlement with Volkswagen over the company's cheating on emissions tests to cut air pollution.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf tells The Associated Press that he's setting up Driving PA Forward, a program that will distribute grants and rebates to help boost air quality in the state.

The goal is to replace older diesel engines with new technologies.

Officials plan to formally announce the program on Thursday in western Pennsylvania.

Volkswagen is making the payment to settle complaints it sold nearly 600,000 diesel-engine autos with computer software that rigged the results of federal emissions tests.

Wolf says eight grant and rebate programs will operate over the next five years, with up to $39 million available in the first year.

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