First Midwest state to give car and truck drivers better access to cleaner vehicles
Minnesota’s Clean Car rule has been posted to the state register, officially making Minnesota the 15th state to adopt more robust tailpipe emission standards. Minnesota is the first Midwest state to adopt the standards and continues to lead the region in its commitment to innovative climate solutions.
Minnesotans value our four unique seasons, but climate change threatens the experiences that make life here unique. The impacts of climate change in Minnesota are already obvious, shown in this summer’s extreme drought and the low air quality alerts caused by another raging wildfire season. The Clean Cars Rule is an essential step in tackling climate change by addressing emissions in our transportation sector—our state’s number one source of climate pollution.
“Today is an important day in our state’s journey to reduce climate change-causing emissions and protect the quality of our air. Clean Cars Minnesota gives consumers the freedom to choose cleaner trucks, cars, and SUVs when they’re ready,” said Paul Austin, Executive Director of Conservation Minnesota. “The Walz Administration’s commitment to finalize the rule shows its dedication to keeping our climate healthy and protect our air and water.”