News Briefs

When it comes to cleaning up our transportation, Pennsylvania can, and should, do better.

A report released by PennPIRG Education Fund earlier this summer found that, despite receiving the fifth-largest payout in the country from the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" scandal, Pennsylvania plans to invest much of its $118 million in fossil fuel burning transportation—the number one source of global warming pollution in the U.S.—instead of clean, electric cars and buses. This earned the state an "F" in our research partner's report.

"From [Volkswagen's] deception emerged an opportunity for states like Pennsylvania to put a down payment on the transition to a cleaner and healthier all-electric transportation future," said PennPIRG Education Fund's Emma Horst-Martz. "Pennsylvania is wasting that opportunity."

PennPIRG Education Fund is calling on our decision-makers to instead invest the VW payout in electric transportation and a cleaner, healthier future for all Pennsylvanians.
Read the report.
Photo: Emma Horst-Martz of PennPIRG Education Fund delivers the findings of the Volkswagen spending report in Harrisburg, Pa. Credit: Katie Blume of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania 

Support Us

Your donation supports PennPIRG's work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.

Consumer Alerts

Join our network and stay up to date on our campaigns, get important consumer updates and take action on critical issues.
Optional Member Code

PennPIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done.