Everybody in Illinois deserves clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.
During my term in Springfield, I have been proud to stand with our environmental community in the fight to protect our open lands and natural resources and to promote renewable energy sources that will help us battle climate change. I have been proud to work alongside advocates from the Illinois Environmental Council, the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club, and DuPage County’s own SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education).
We need to work to create 21st century jobs in wind, solar and other renewable and clean energies, and we need to make sure our workers have the training they need to succeed in the new clean energy economy. That’s why I was proud to vote for Illinois’ landmark Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, which commits Illinois to a 100% carbon-free power sector by 2045; invests billions of dollars in renewable energy; expands energy efficiency programs; deploys clean energy workforce training hubs in disadvantaged communities across the state, and ramps up incentives for EVs and charging stations.
Moving ahead, we need to fight together at the state and local levels to launch a clean energy revolution and battle the shadowy special interests who threaten our environment, our health, our safety, and our lives.