Jen Walling, the council’s executive director, hopes to persuade legislation into passing this act.
She said it will bring numerous jobs and equity to communities that have been negatively impacted by what she calls “dirty energy.”
“We really need the relief in Illinois. We need the jobs for the Clean Energy Jobs Act. We need the public health benefits and we need them as quickly as possible.”
Climate cash coming to Illinois
“This week President Biden is expected to sign the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes an unprecedented $370 billion for climate change mitigation. Why it matters: Much of