The request-for-comment period ends Friday for the Clean Cars Minnesota proposal, which will adopt two separate clean car standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution from vehicles in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is leading a 15-month process to listen to Minnesotans to ensure voices throughout the state are heard.

Make sure to submit written comments before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6.

Submit comments online using the OAH website, via email, or by U.S. mail. Find directions for how to comment on the MPCA website here: Clean Cars Minnesota rulemaking.

Short on time? Take the MPCA's brief, two-minute survey online at The survey asks the same question posed at its public meetings across the state: What's most important to you as we consider the Clean Cars Minnesota rule?

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By participating in the survey, you’ll help MPCA learn more about what matters to Minnesotans. The MPCA encourages people to share this survey widely with their networks.

The proposal was announced by Gov. Tim Walz on Sept. 25, and would require manufacturers to bring more low- and zero-emission vehicles to Minnesota and improve existing standards, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

Based on a California measure, the policy has already been enacted by a dozen or so states outside the Midwest.

The aim is to improve air quality statewide and give auto-buyers the option of more efficient vehicles. It will take 18 to 20 months for state agencies to implement the rule, Walz said.