MNIPL is committed to decarbonizing our transportation sector. As part of the effort, we support low carbon and zero-carbon transportation options. Transportation now represents the largest sector of carbon emissions in our state.
MNIPL is proud to support Governor Walz's efforts to reduce emissions and increase access to electric vehicles. These efforts would increase the availability of electric vehicles in our state and increase the mileage standards of new vehicles. The first round of public comments on this rule was held in the fall of 2019 and we were excited to have our members attend public hearings and submit written comments in support of the new rule. In the spring of 2020, a second public comment period and a series of public hearings will occur. We are excited to once again show our support for a cleaner transportation future.
Take Action: Tell Toyota, GM, and Fiat Chrysler to Support Clean Cars
As we work to support cleaner transportation in Minnesota, we also know that broader action is needed. Recently, Toyota, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler announced that they would side with the Trump administration’s efforts to gut the Clean Car Standards AND revoke the authority of California and other states to set clean vehicle standards.
This is a terrible step in the wrong direction by these automakers. By siding with the Trump administration against building cleaner cars, Toyota, GM, Fiat Chrysler, and several other automakers have turned their backs on one of the easiest and quickest ways to address climate change and protect public health.