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Austin Gets Its VW Payout

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When Volkswagen AG got caught installing "defeat devices" in its diesel engines that disabled their emissions controls except when the vehicles were being tested, the resulting scandal cost the German automaker about $15 billion, some of which was earmarked to states for mitigation projects to reduce diesel emissions from all sources. Texas was allocated $209 million of that, which was based on the number of affected vehicles registered in each state. Learn more...