MNIPL is committed to supporting policies that will help Minnesota transition to a clean and decarbonized future. On December 21, 2020, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) published a draft of the Clean Cars MN rule.

This new proposal would increase the number of electric vehicles offered by Minnesota auto dealers and raise emission standards on new vehicles sold in the state. Clean Cars MN is an exciting effort that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and help our state be a leader in clean transportation.

The MPCA is collecting public comments on the proposed rule until March 15, 2021. The staff at MNIPL are here to help you engage in this process.

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Action Opportunities

You can support the Clean Cars MN rule through a number of ways. You don't need to be an expert to show your support for clean transportation or this legislation!

Add a Public Comment 

MNIPL is collecting comments in support of the Clean Cars rule. It is most impactful when the MPCA receives personal reasons for why Minnesotans support the rule. If you are a faith or spiritual leader of any tradition or community, please share your comments on our Faith Leader petition. We will be including all of these comments and signatures on behalf of our community as part of MNIPL's formal comment submission to the MPCA. 

Attend a Clean Cars MN Information Webinar

On March 2 from 7-8:00 pm, join our virtual Community Connector, which will feature an informational presentation about the draft ruling and its potential impact. Sam Benson, MNIPL Policy Associate, will give an overview, answer questions, and give you an opportunity to write personalized comments that will be submitted to the MPCA in support of the rule. Click here to RSVP.

Additional Resources


Resources from the MPCA and text of the draft rule

Information and FAQs from a coalition of groups, including MNIPL

A briefing from one of our partners about what the rule does and doesn’t do and common misconceptions around Clean Cars