Give Now

Delays, Closings and Severe Weather - View All Alerts and Updates

Governor Establishes Committee To Distribute VW Settlement Funds


An 11-member committee will determine how to spend the $40.9 million Indiana is receiving as a result of the U.S. Department of Justice’s settlement over Volkswagen Corporation’s violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Thursday establishing the committee and naming the Indiana Department of Environmental Management as the administrative agency for the trust fund.

The committee is made up of representatives from state agencies, environmental organizations and educational institutions. The members will draft a plan for spending and distributing the funds, which will then be available for public comment.

Any money spent from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund must be used to offset the excess pollution emitted by cars associated with the automaker’s Clean Air Act violations.


Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From