Late last week the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) testified (virtually) in front of the Environmental and Natural Resources Finance Committee and the Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance Committee's opposing the proposed Clean Cars Minnesota rule. This is the first time I have heard of the Clean Cars Minnesota rule.

This proposed rule would adopt the regulatory energy practices of California to reduce green house gasses. What that means is quite simply electric cars. "There is no room in "One Minnesota for California," MSGA President Jamie Beyer wrote to the committees. "Minnesota has been a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through our own rules and regulations and should remain a leader, not a follower, in this area. Minnesota's farmers and the biodiesel industry have invested millions of dollars into our industries, and Minnesota's economy and air quality has benefited greatly from our work," Beyer wrote.

Click on the link and listen to Joe Smentek Executive Director of the MSGA discuss the Clean Cars Minnesota rule. Take note that the Clean Cars Minnesota rule is not a bill making it's way through the Minnesota Legislature but rather it is being proposed in the Rule Making Process!

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