MN Regulators Given OK From Judge to Adopt New “Clean Car” Rules
Minnesota regulators have a green light to adopt new “clean car” rules without getting approval from the legislature.
A ruling Friday from an administrative law judge allows the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to move forward with its plan to write new regulations that would require manufacturers to make electric cars and hybrids more available in Minnesota. The new rules would be similar to those in California and more than a dozen other states.
Republican lawmakers and auto dealers have objected to the proposed rules, arguing that new emission standards should come from the legislature.