Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 7:38 PM

Minnesota Governor Signs ‘Transformational’ Environment Package

Drew Hutchinson

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed into law Wednesday an ambitious climate and energy package that cements the state as a new environmental policy leader.

The legislation, HF 2310, was part of the state’s $72 billion budget deal. The package includes strict regulations on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), $20 million to kick off the state’s new green bank, and new incentives for electric vehicles.

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s newly won control of the governor’s office in tandem with the House and Senate paid off with climate policy that is “nothing short of transformational,” said Casey Katims, executive director of the US ...

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