1/21/16 – Statement from Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on appeals court’s ruling re: Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 21, 2016

Contact:
David Jakubiak, ELPC
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Emily Rosenwasser, Sierra Club
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Angela Guyadeen, NRDC
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Statement from Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on appeals court’s ruling re: Clean Power Plan
The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition responded to a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling issued Thursday that represents a major step forward for the EPA’s Clean Power Plan:

“We urge Gov. Rauner to join governors of both parties across the country who are moving ahead on the Clean Power Plan, and to join lawmakers in both parties who support the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill, legislation that would create 32,000 jobs, protect our health and save Illinois consumers more than a billion dollars on their electric bills.

“It is long past time for Illinois to act on clean energy— and today’s decision only heightens the urgency that we move ahead to capture the economic and environmental benefits that the Clean Power Plan offers.”

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The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is made up of Illinois businesses and organizations representing the state’s environmental, business and faith communities. Currently more than 160 businesses and 60 organizations have formally joined the coalition to promote steps to improve the Illinois environment, help consumers, improve public health, and create tens of thousands of new jobs across the state.