Climate change affects all of us, but it does not affect all of us equally. Low-income communities and communities of color are frequently the hardest hit by fossil fuel pollution and the negative impacts of the climate crisis.
In 2016, the Volkswagen settlement obligated the car manufacturer to pay billions in fines under the Clean Air Act, for selling diesel cars that cheated the US emissions test.
This means, right now CT is eligible for 51 million dollars to mitigate damages. The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency (DEEP) is accepting a second round of public input as part of the mitigation plan.
CHISPA launched a Zero-Emissions School Buses Campaign to make sure the mitigation plan includes zero emission buses and curbed emissions affecting children and their families.
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