Minnesota Senate GOP bill would block ‘clean cars’ standards

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota Senate committee has advanced a bill that would block the authority of state pollution regulators to adopt “clean car” standards.

t passed on a vote of 4-3 Wednesday. Rules established by the agency without the Legislature’s input angered Republicans last summer.

The legislation would effectively block “clean car” rules adopted by the Walz administration in July that take effect in 2024.

The rules encourage a switchover to electric vehicles in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the worsening impact of climate change.