$4.2M Volkswagen settlement approved by Vt. judge

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Volkswagen will pay the state of Vermont $4.2 million as part of the carmaker's diesel emissions scandal.

The Vermont attorney general's office says a judge has signed off on the agreement that was first announced this spring. The carmaker infamously programmed vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. Many of the cars spewed pollutants at more than 40 times the legal limit.

The AG's office says while this settlement resolves the state's environmental issues with VW, Vermont's consumer protection claims stemming from the "green" marketing of the vehicles remains active.