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Thank you to our clean cars champions.

Thank you to our clean cars champions. Many people put in a lot of hard work and displayed incredible dedication to make clean cars standards a reality in Minnesota. Thanks to their leadership, our state will see reduced climate pollution, preservation of our natural resources, and improved health for Minnesota families. This common-sense climate solution…

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STAR TRIBUNE EDITORIAL: Clean Cars Minnesota “should not be this controversial”

STAR TRIBUNE EDITORIAL: Clean Cars Minnesota “should not be this controversial” Last Friday an Administrative Law Judge ruled the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Clean Cars Minnesota proposal met the requirements of the rulemaking process, clearing the way for Minnesota to become the nation’s 15th clean car state, and the first in the Midwest. The…

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Minnesotans, Businesses celebrate Clean Cars Minnesota passing final regulatory hurdle

Minnesotans, Businesses celebrate Clean Cars Minnesota passing final regulatory hurdle (St. Paul, MN)– Today an Administrative Law Judge ruled the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Clean Cars Minnesota proposal met the requirements of the rulemaking process, clearing the way for Minnesota to become the nation’s 15th clean car state. The new auto emission (clean car)…

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Electric vehicle sales enjoy boost in areas of Minnesota

ICYMI: Electric vehicle sales enjoy boost in areas of Minnesota The Associated Press has an in depth story on the recent boost of EV sales in Minnesota. The story looks at how EV sales are increasing not just in the metro but in greater Minnesota as well, and with market movement like announcements such as…

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Minnesotans for Clean Cars react to Biden administration auto emissions waiver announcement

“Good government is back”: Minnesotans for Clean Cars react to Biden administration auto emissions waiver announcement (St. Paul, MN)– Today, President Biden’s EPA  initiated the restoration of states’ authority, contained in the Clean Air Act, to set standards stronger than federal vehicle pollution standards. This authority, which the previous administration attempted to nullify, paves the…

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Clean Car advocates applaud strategic electric vehicle investments in state House bill

Clean Car advocates applaud strategic electric vehicle investments in state House bill Clean cars advocates applauded the electric vehicle investments in the Climate and Energy omnibus bill. These investments include important dollars for additional charging stations, rebates for EV purchases, training and certification for auto dealers, and public bus transit electrification. “Electric vehicles are an…

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Dirty air and an overheated planet: Minnesota should enact clean car rules

Dirty air and an overheated planet: Minnesota should enact clean car rules Yesterday the Minnesota Reformer published a column urging Minnesota to enact the clean car rules currently under review by an Administrative Law Judge. The column likens the rule to the effort to remove lead from gasoline in the 70’s and 80’s, and finds a parallel…

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Clean Cars advocates submit nearly 14,000 comments supporting the proposed Clean Cars Minnesota rule

Clean Cars advocates submit nearly 14,000 comments supporting the proposed Clean Cars Minnesota rule St. Paul, MN– As the public comment period came to a close Monday at 4:30PM, Minnesotans for Clean Cars coalition members submitted nearly 14,000 comments supporting the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) proposed Clean Cars Minnesota rule. The comments came from…

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Minnesotans Want to Act on Climate Pollution

Minnesotans Want to Act on Climate Pollution Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions threaten the things we love. Our natural resources, our health and our futures are all endangered by what we allow to be in the air we breathe. The biggest source of climate pollution in Minnesota and across the country is transportation, recently…

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Minnesota’s Rulemaking Process: How It Works

Minnesota’s Rulemaking Process: How It Works Rulemaking is an important part of the lawmaking process, but it does not require a ballot measure or a legislative bill. State lawmakers and officials often direct administrative offices to propose rules to implement the statues they are responsible for. For example, elections statutes say that the Secretary of…