State to Hold VW Settlement Hearing on Tuesday

The state holds a public hearing Tuesday, May 8 as part of its multi-million dollar settlement with Volkswagen following the car makers admitted emissions scandal.

As OK Energy Today reported last month, in order for Oklahoma to get the $21 million share of the total U.S. settlement made by VW, it must created a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The BMP is a plan describing how Oklahoma intends to spend the money and the expenditure must involve attempts at reducing nitrogen oxide emissions in the transportation sector.

The hearing will be held May 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality headquarters, 707 N. Robinson in Oklahoma City.

An overview of the state plan will be presented and staff will taken written and oral comments from the public.