The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association has filed a lawsuit against the State of Minnesota, challenging its adoption of California’s zero-emissions mandate. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency rule requires new cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles to meet the emission standards established in California. Minnesota Soybean Growers Association President Bob Worth said the Walz Administration has failed to communicate. “It’s just amazing how he (Governor Tim Walz) says one thing and then all of a sudden they do another; it’s frustrating.” Worth says the zero-emissions mandate will impact the availability of diesel fuel within the state. “Biodiesel gives a $1.50 per bushel increase to the soybean price so if our margins actually go negative and there is no diesel fuel to put a crop in, what’s agriculture gonna look like when this happens? I think enough is enough.” MSGA is joined by the state and national convenience store trade groups, the Clean Fuels Development Coalition and a company that serves the ethanol industry called ICM.
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