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ELPC Supports Specific Components of Illinois EPA Volkswagen Settlement Fund Plan

ELPC Supports Specific Components of Illinois EPA Volkswagen Settlement Fund Plan

 

STATEMENT BY AL GROSBOLL LEGISLATIVE
DIRECTOR & SENIOR POLICY ADVOCATE 
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY CENTER

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency today released its final plan for spending the state’s $107 million share of the $2.7 billion Volkswagen Mitigation Trust funds. The Environmental Law & Policy Center has been active in discussions about the plan. Al Grosboll, ELPC’s Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advocate, said in response to the final plan:

“The Environmental Law & Policy Center is supportive of specific components in the Illinois EPA plan,” Grosboll said. “While ELPC will continue to raise some questions about the Agency’s plan, we are pleased the IEPA included funding for electric school buses and electric charging stations for light-duty vehicles. The inclusion of these programs reflects the Agency’s responsiveness to citizen requests and environmental concerns.”

Contact:
Al Grosboll, Environmental Law & Policy Center, [email protected] (217) 652-3866

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