As Pritzker celebrated a year as governor, the Illinois Environmental Council’s Director Jennifer Walling made public a review expressing disappointment in his lackluster approach to environmental issues.
“While it is uncomfortable for me to admit, the truth is those of us who care about protecting our environment are eager to see more action from the governor on his environmental commitments,” Walling wrote. “Illinois remains one of the only Democratically controlled state(s) (sic) to not advance major clean energy legislation. The governor has yet to back the Clean Energy Jobs Act, a demonstration of leadership that would move the bill forward in the legislative process.”
Lawmakers that are pushing for this bill say it’ll give people more of a say on how facilities are handling pollution in their communities. However,