The draft plan for how the MPCA intends to spend Volkswagen settlement funding in Phase 2 (2020-2023) is now available on their website. Over the next four years, the agency will invest $23.5 million in projects that will reduce harmful air pollution and move Minnesota towards a cleaner transportation future.
Governor Walz recently announced that Minnesota is moving forward with adopting rules that will deliver vehicles to the Minnesota market that produce less climate-change-causing pollution and will result in cleaner, healthier air for Minnesotans.
On July 1, Minnesota’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, filed its draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The Public Utilities Commission, which is ultimately responsible for approving the IRP, is accepting public comments until January 8, 2020.