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NMED to hold meeting in regards to Volkswagen settlement

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The New Mexico Environment Department will hold a public outreach meeting in Roswell on Aug. 17 to discuss a Volkswagen settlement.

The Aug. 17 meeting will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
The meeting will also provide more information on the settlement, as well as and ask for public input to determine how the funds from the settlement will be distributed across future projects.

New Mexico is slated to receive about $18 million dollars in settlement funds following resolution of a Volkswagen smog device emissions scandal, which involved software in more than 500,000 vehicles’ electronics that allowed Volkswagen’s cars to emit up to 40 times the legally allowed amount of nitrogen oxide while appearing in tests to be within the limit.