U.S. Supreme Court decides not to rule on Minnesota's new vehicle emission standards

(Washington, D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal of a case challenging Minnesota's new vehicle emission standards.  

The standards were adopted in 2021 and were challenged in court by the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association. The organization says the tougher emission standards will force dealers to carry more electric cars than consumers want and will drive up prices. The rules were upheld by the Minnesota Court of Appeals in January and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected MADA's appeal last week.

The new emission standards will go into effect next year and apply to all 2025 vehicle models.