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September 24, 2019   |   The Morning Call


Your View: Why Pennsylvania deserves praise for use of VW settlement money

Written by Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.


Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection deserve praise, not condemnation, for how they are planning to spend the first $8.5 million coming to the state through the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust. Gov. Wolf’s spending decisions are based on careful, sound analysis of how to deliver Pennsylvania the greatest amount of clean air possible with the available funding.

The real issue here is that groups such as PennEnvironment and the PennPIRG Education Fund don’t like the results because the strategy doesn’t comply with their "everything-all-electric” approach. They can’t imagine cleaner air any other way.

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