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Fight against climate change could include goal to reduce driving in Minnesota


March 26, 2021

JEFF WHEELER • Star Tribune

The view looking north towards downtown Minneapolis from the 35th St. bridge in June 2020.

Minnesotans may be urged to put down the car keys in a new effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and fight climate change.

The House Sustainable Transportation Act would build more stations for charging electric cars and swapping batteries, push local governments to electrify their fleets and prod the Metropolitan Council to electrify all its buses by 2040, among other things.

It would also put into statute a new statewide goal to reduce vehicle miles driven by at least 20% by 2050.


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