For Immediate Release: December 7, 2016
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Green for All Applauds Key Climate Legislation in Illinois
Green For All Deputy Director Michelle Romero released the following statement in response to the signing of critical clean energy legislation by Illinois Governor Rauner:
We applaud Governor Rauner and state leaders in Illinois for enacting the Future Energy Jobs bill, which will expand the state’s usage of renewable energy to 25 percent. This bill is a critical step in setting Illinois on a path towards achieving a clean energy future for all by prioritizing investments in the communities who need it most. The Future Energy Jobs bill dedicates millions of dollars in state funds into expanding clean energy in Illinois and bringing good jobs to low-income communities most harmed by pollution.
This victory shows that when diverse coalitions come together, solutions are possible.
Now is the time to build on this momentum -- coalitions in states across the country are calling for climate solutions that prioritize communities hit first and worst by pollution and climate disaster. With all signs pointing to significant challenges ahead for federal climate action, state leaders can send a strong message by doing what is right.
States can start with a price on carbon that shifts investment from polluters to communities to bring clean energy and green jobs to frontline communities all over the nation. It’s time to build an inclusive green economy for all.