RI Attorney General $4.1 million in grants from Volkswagen Settlement

RI Attorney General $4.1 million in grants from Volkswagen Settlement

On December 28, 2018, Posted by , In EDC News, With Comments Off on RI Attorney General $4.1 million in grants from Volkswagen Settlement

As a result of a previously announced settlement with Volkswagen for violating Rhode Island state laws prohibiting the sale and leasing of diesel vehicles equipped with illegal and undisclosed emissions control defeat device software, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced $4.1 million in funding for a variety of environmentally beneficial projects across the state.

URI’s Environmental Data Center will use the settlement funds to identify and protect the most important land areas that marshes can retreat to.

URI’s Environmental Data Center will use the settlement funds to implement a project to update statewide high-resolution land cover map data for Rhode Island (the “Aerial Photography Project”). 

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