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.”
“Black and Brown communities are disproportionately reliant on public transportation, specifically buses, and so are disproportionately harmed when service is abruptly changed or stopped without