Commissioner of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Laura Bishop visits Brainerd


>>>BACK IN SEPTEMBER GOVERNOR TIM WALZ DIRECTED THE MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY TO IMPLEMENT CLEAN CAR STANDARDS. THAT INCLUDED REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS AND INCREASING THE CHOICES MINNESOTANS HAVE WHEN IT COMES TO PURCHASING ELECTRIC CARS. TODAY LAURA BISHOP, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY WAS IN BRAINERD SPEAKING ABOUT THE MINNESOTA CLEAN CAR INITIATIVE. BISHOP SAID THIS INITIATIVE WON’T FORCE MINNESOTANS TO DRIVE A CERTAIN VEHICLE. HOWEVER, THE AGENCY WANTS TO GIVE CONSUMERS MORE OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES.>>WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT CLEAN CARS MINNESOTA IS THIS DOESN’T TOUCH YOUR CURRENT CAR. YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DRIVE WHATEVER CAR YOU WANT. WHAT THIS ALLOWS IS IT BRINGS MORE CHOICE INTO THE MARKETPLACE. IT SAYS TO MANUFACTURERS, MINNESOTANS NEED MORE FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLES IN THE SUPPLY AND ALLOWS FOR YOU AS A CONSUMER TO HAVE MORE CHOICE. THIS IS A WAY THAT YOU AS A CONSUMER CAN REALLY DO YOUR PART BY PURCHASING A FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLE TO BRING DOWN THAT RISK OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN THE STATE.>>BISHOP WILL BE GOING AROUND TO DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES IN MINNESOTA TO SPEAK ABOUT THE CLEAN CAR INITIATIVE. SHE WILL BE IN FERGUS FALLS AND

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