The future is electric.
The change to zero emission transportation is not only necessary, it’s inevitable, and in progress – but Minnesotans are missing out because the state is not acting.
One of the biggest steps Minnesota can take immediately is to sign onto the Multistate Memorandum of Understanding for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles (MOU). Our team is asking Governor Walz to do just that. On January 31 2022 we delivered a letter asking for him to take this action, with the names of over 60 supporters across climate justice, racial justice, labor, manufacturing, and the Minnesota Legislature. We hope to see the Governor take action on this no later than March, 2022.
We all breathe the air and rely on a stable climate. Hopefully our state’s leadership will position Minnesota to benefit from the billions in investment and potential for thousands of new jobs by acting this year. Take note Gov. Tim Walz: This is a “One Minnesota” policy.
Use the form and information provided to send a message to the Governor, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Minnesota Pollution Agency asking them to sign the MOU and to set goals for the state’s large vehicle emission reduction.
Take Action to Bus Back Better
To persuade our elected officials to act in our best interest, we need to present more than just the data. We need to present powerful arguments, share our personal stories and experiences, and engage with what we know is important to policymakers.
Using the form below join us in making these two asks:
We are asking the Walz Administration, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to act now to sign onto the Multistate Memorandum of Understanding for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles (MOU MHD). We are also asking them to take immediate steps to create a multi-year plan to transition all large vehicles in Minnesota to zero emission.
Here are some ways to make sure the message you send is the most powerful version it could be:
Here is some information about the jobs case for large zero emission vehicles:
If Governor Walz signs onto the Multistate Memorandum of Understanding for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles tomorrow:
Here are some of the best resources about transportation, air pollution, and climate in Minnesota.