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RELEASE: Rep. Torkelson on Governor Walz's New Car Standards

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

ST. PAUL — House Republican Transportation Lead Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska issued the following statement responding to Governor Walz announcement he will go around the legislature and the people of Minnesota by using rulemaking to implement new car emission standards:

"By using rulemaking, Governor Walz is trying to by-pass the voice of the people of Minnesota to enact his own radical agenda," said Rep. Torkelson. "These new standards would increase car costs and effectively eliminate many of the cars and trucks Minnesotans own and continue to rely on."