www.mnaction.org Friday, October 31, 2014  

Support clean cars and trucks for Minnesota!

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Issue

Adopting the Clean Cars standards is a win-win-win for Minnesotans pocketbooks

Background

Minnesota is a special place. We treasure our lakes, rivers and streams, and our clean air. One of the best ways we can protect our Great Outdoors is to focus our attention on policy solutions that improve local air quality, reduce global warming pollution, and save consumers money in a time of economic difficulty.

Adopting the Clean Cars standards is a win-win-win for Minnesotans' pocketbooks, public health, and our lakes, rivers and streams. This policy will help us clean up our air, do our part to reduce global warming pollution, and take real steps toward energy independence.

The measure requires automakers to sell cleaner cars and trucks in Minnesota, a standard that has already been adopted in 14 other states. If this bill passes, Minnesota would reduce global warming emissions and other harmful air pollutants from passenger vehicles by twice as much as the federal law requires by 2016.

The technology to meet the standards is already in use in many existing vehicles, and consumers will see a savings at the gas pump as well.

Unfortunately, there is fierce opposition from auto industry lobbyists to this bill. Legislators need to hear from you -- if we dont act now, we could miss this opportunity to keep Minnesota's rivers and lakes clean, reduce global warming pollution, and save consumers money at the gas pump.

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Support clean cars and trucks for Minnesota!


Dear Senator,

Minnesotans value our lakes, rivers, and streams, and we look to our elected leaders to do everything in their power to help protect our Great Outdoors for future generations. At this time of economic hardship, we also need to look at every opportunity to reduce costs to consumers.

Adopting the Clean Cars standards is a win-win-win for Minnesotans' pocketbooks, public health, and our Great Outdoors. President Obama announced this week that he supports allowing states to regulate vehicle emissions, and now is the time for Minnesota to join the 14 states that have already adopted these more protective vehicle emissions standards. Minnesota should add its voice to the pressure being put on the auto industry to produce the kinds of cleaner cars and trucks people want to buy.

Minnesotans are looking to legislative leaders to make sure the 'Minnesota Clean Vehicle Act' moves quickly this session. Now is the time to save Minnesotans money, protect our air quality, and make real reductions in global warming pollution the well-being of our kids and grandkids depends on it.

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