The Walz Administration is in the midst of the rule-making process to impose California emissions standards on Minnesota. Minnesota Auto Dealers Association President Scott Lambert says a draft rule is expected to be released in late August. “Rule-making is a freight train that is very difficult to stop.” If enacted, Minnesotans will be required to drive a different type of vehicle. “About 82 percent of the vehicles that Minnesotans buy is trucks; California rules are skewed to get people out of trucks and into smaller cars.” Lambert is encouraging calls to Governor’s Office and state legislators regarding any plan to fast track the California emission standards on Minnesotans.
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