Take Action to Protect the Environment!
As a constituent, it’s vitally important that your state legislators hear from you! Use the links below to contact them regarding important environmental legislation:
A recently introduced capital bill proposal would move Illinois from a state that incentivizes clean technology and electric vehicle (EV) ownership to one that penalizes taxpayers who choose to reduce their air pollution.
Recent research and reporting by the US EPA has confirmed that ethylene oxide, a chemical used in sterilization, is a powerful carcinogen linked to the development of breast cancer and other cancer varieties, and that cancer rates may be far higher in Willowbrook, IL because of exposure to this dangerous chemical.
Plastic pollution threatens our environment at an alarming rate, endangering wildlife and public health. More and more cities across the state and county are taking action on plastic bags through fees at checkout–sparking a major behavior shift among consumers. These fees have drastically reduced plastic bag waste, increased reusable bag use, and provided needed revenue for waste reduction programs locally. Since its passage in Chicago, plastic bag usage has dropped 26%.
Illinois has an opportunity to immediately start ramping up renewable energy development by committing to generating 100% renewable energy by 2050, cutting carbon from the power sector by 2030, reducing gas and diesel vehicles from the transportation sector, and creating jobs and economic opportunity.
HB2425/SB1336 jeopardize endangered species by weakening the expert composition of the Endangered Species Protection Board and eliminates certain requirements for permits, notice, and public hearings. Since 1972, the Endangered Species Protection Board has protected plants and animals by relying on science-based decision making, but HB2425/SB1336.