Volkswagen’s emissions boo boo helps to pay Missouri’s biodiesel fund debt

October 24, 2016 |

In Missouri, Volkswagen’s settlement with several states over its emissions cheating scandal is being put to good use in part by funding the $3 million deficit in the biodiesel producers fund. Making good on the fund’s debt had been set for next year’s budget but then slashed, a move the governor was strongly criticized for. The $8.7 million portion of the Volkswagen settlement that is bound for Missouri will go towards other programs as well such as school transportation and disaster response.

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