EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:30 AM :
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
David Jakubiak, ELPC
Sierra Club, 312-251-1680 x119
Angela Guyadeen, NRDC
Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition applauds
Attorney General Madigan’s strong action to promote
job growth, consumer savings and public health
Broad coalition of businesses and environmental, faith & consumer groups also
welcomes step by Mayor Emanuel to support Clean Power Plan
The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition released the following statement today based on news that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan had joined other attorneys general in defending the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and that the City of Chicago was joining in a multi-city effort to support the plan:
“Attorney General Madigan is taking strong action to protect the environmental, economic and health benefits that the Clean Power Plan offers to people across Illinois. On behalf of the more than 130 businesses, environmental, faith and consumer groups that are part of the Illinois Clean Jobs coalition, we applaud her for standing up for a clean energy future and for standing up to the polluters who want to delay the benefits that the Clean Power Plan can deliver to Illinois.
“The Attorney General’s action can also ensure that the states like Illinois are able to formulate their own approaches to meet the goals of the Clean Power Plan. We maintain that the bipartisan Illinois Clean Jobs Bill is the state’s best path to meet those clean air goals, lower consumers’ electric bills, and build upon the more than 100,000 clean energy jobs that exist in Illinois today.
“We also commend action taken by the City of Chicago to join this effort. We thank Mayor Emanuel for his leadership and for his continued support for growing clean energy in Illinois.”
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