On September 25th, 2019, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that Minnesota will move forward with Clean Car Standards. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now responsible for writing this rule, and they are hosting public meetings around the state to gather input from the public.
This is an important opportunity to demonstrate public support for the adoption of these standards, which is critical for Minnesotans’ health and the climate. Help build a public record in support of clean air, clean water, and consumer choice by attending this upcoming meeting in Virginia.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Miner’s Memorial Building, South Room
821 S 9th Ave W
Virginia, MN 55792
Background: Clean Car Standards are part of the Clean Air Act, which has been a bedrock driver of cleaner air and water since President Richard Nixon signed the law in 1970. States, like Minnesota, have the option to follow minimum federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, or voluntarily adopt stronger standards in order to protect public health and the environment.
- Additional background information and rulemaking process from MPCA.
- Talking points about how Clean Cars Minnesota benefits health, climate, and provides consumer choice from the Coalition for Clean Transportation.
- Fresh Energy’s Justin Fay lets you know what to expect in the coming months with Clean Cars Minnesota.