DFL lawmakers and Governor Tim Walz sailed into the current legislative session talking about making Minnesota carbon-free by 2050. After Minnesota received high marks last week for air quality state-wide, experts like Robert Moffitt with the American Lung Association say bold policy decisions are needed to keep the momentum rolling.

“Clean energy policies are enormously important to clean air. I think the reasons we have these good grades this year is because Minnesota is already ahead of schedule on it’s 25 by 25 plan.”

Moffit referring to Dayton administration plans to address environmental concerns including improving water quality in the state. Opponents of the measure warn it simply is another tax that won’t actually result in significant environmental changes.