13 years in the rearview: The making of Clean Cars Minnesota

Every day, Minnesotans drive more than 123 million miles—the distance from Earth to the sun, and halfway back again. These miles add up to a massive amount of greenhouse gas emissions, making cars and trucks the number one source of climate pollution for the transportation sector in our state. While Minnesota is working to curb the number of vehicle miles traveled by increasing investments in electrification and in public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, more must be done to reduce the emissions from vehicles on the road. That’s where clean car standards come into play.

Statement: White House moves to restore state authority over tailpipe pollution standards

Lorie Shaull, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced it is proposing to reinstate states’ authority to adopt stronger tailpipe pollution standards under the Clean Air Act.

Legislative and Policy Goals Amidst COVID-19

With the end of session looming, the Minnesota Legislature has begun to hear consensus business, including some much needed clean energy initiatives.