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THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY IS PUTTING MONEY FROM A SETTLEMENT WITH VOLKSWAGEN TO GOOD USE. 
 
THE STATE IS GETTING MORE THAN 108 MILLION DOLLARS AFTER IT WAS DISCOVERED VOLKSWAGEN WAS USING SOFTWARE IN CERTAIN DIESEL VEHICLES TO CHEAT EMISSIONS TESTS. I-E-P-A SPOKESPERSON KIM BIGGS SAYS THAT MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS ALTERNATE FUEL AND ENERGY PROJECTS AROUND THE STATE.
 
 
BIGGS SAYS THEY PLAN TO USE THAT MONEY TO FUND PROJECTS THAT HELP REDUCE NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS AND HAVE POSTED A DRAFT PLAN ON THEIR WEBSITE.
 
 
I-E-P-A HAS POSTED A DRAFT PLAN FOR THE PROGRAM ON ITS WEBSITE AND IS SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT. AFTER THAT THE AGENCY WILL START FUNDING PROJECTS.

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