MARSHALL (KMHL) – State pollution experts will be in Marshall tonight to discuss clean cars.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it’s seeking public comments on its plan to adopt clean car standards.
Assistant pollution control commissioner Craig McDonnell says they want to hear from people in southwest Minnesota.
“We really want to hear people’s opinions and thoughts and see how we can continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector,” said McDonnell. “To make sure Minnesotans have the choices they want when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle.”
Pollution control experts say transportation is the fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Minnesota. McDonnell says they are proposing changes on two fronts.
“The clean car standard is actually a package or two standards,” said McDonnell. “One is called the low emissions vehicle standard, the other is called the zero emissions vehicle standard, they are commonly called LEV or ZEV.”
He says the standards would only be on new vehicles purchased, and there would be no emissions testing of vehicles currently on the road.
Pollution control experts say transportation is the fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Minnesota.
The meeting will be held at the Marshall-Lyon County Library tomorrow evening from 5 until 7 p.m.