Minnesota sets 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal

The budget package signed Wednesday includes $2 billion in new spending for a raft of climate priorities.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz speaks to the media Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats completed a trifecta Wednesday by winning both houses of the legislature to take full control of state government for the first time in eight years. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Minnesota has joined 15 other states in setting a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal.

The move came in a $72 billion budget package Gov. Tim Walz (D) signed Wednesday that includes about $2 billion in new spending for a raft of climate priorities, such as hitting net-zero emissions by 2050 and creating a green bank.

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