Minnesota becomes 16th state to adopt advanced Clean Car standards

Minnesota is now on the road to cleaner transportation and a more sustainable future.  

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Mary Katherine Moore
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Author: Mary Katherine Moore

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B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.

Minnesota is now on the road to cleaner transportation and a more sustainable future.  

On July 26, Minnesota became the 16th state to adopt advanced Clean Car standards. The plan, which takes effect in 2024, requires all new cars in Minnesota to be increasingly fuel-efficient ultra-low or zero-emission vehicles. Before the decision, Environment Minnesota delivered to Gov. Tim Walz petitions signed by hundreds of our supporters, urging him to move forward on clean cars. 

“For decades, California has been a leader when it comes to making our cars more efficient and environmentally friendly,” said Morgan Folger, director of our national network’s Destination: Zero Carbon campaign, “This essential effort has resulted in cleaner air across the nation, and we’re happy to see Minnesota take up the call.” 

Our network also helped secure the 2012 federal Clean Car standards, filed suit to stop the Trump administration's rollbacks, and urged the Biden administration to restore and strengthen the standards.  

Read more about the standards. 

Learn more about our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign. 

Photo: Electric vehicles lined the outside of the state Capitol during Electric Vehicle Demonstration Day in 2018. Credit: MN Senate DFL via Flickr CC0

Mary Katherine Moore
Content Creator

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.