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Volkswagen Update: May 2018

By May 14, 2018May 18th, 2018General discussion

Volkswagen Update: May 2018

Every month we get closer and closer! Almost half of the state beneficiaries have drafted their Environmental Mitigation Trust plans. About half are still developing them. We are getting down to the finish line for making the case for propane school bus funding. If you haven’t reached out to your representative, now is the time.

As of May 2018:

Five states have final plans:

  • Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Nebraska and Nevada

23 states have draft plans:

  • Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin

23 states are still developing their plans and are accepting comments:

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming

Each state has been assigned a beneficiary, usually an environmental or energy government entity. A state listing can be found on the VW Settlement Clearinghouse website.

If your state falls into either of the last two categories, please contact Chelsea Jenkins at to discuss how best to approach your state agencies. We don’t want to miss this opportunity to get more funding for propane school buses!