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.”
It comes as clean energy advocates are also pressing for a massive energy package to prop up renewable energy. The Illinois Environmental Council’s Jennifer Walling