Letter to the Editor | Our environment is under assault


Since the Future Energy Job Act (FEJA), Illinois’ bipartisan clean energy and job-building piece of legislation passed in 2016, Illinois’ reliance on coal has diminished.

FEJA creates programs and incentives that put Illinois on a path toward further reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.

By 2030, the state is expected to produce approximately 8,300MW of energy from wind and solar, a 100 percent increase and more energy than Dynegy/Vistra’s Illinois coal-fired power plants produce.

The economic, health and benefits to wildlife of a cleaner environment cannot be understated.

The Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Plan doesn’t meet the same emissions targets as the now-scrapped Clean Power Plan, which had been a big portion of the U.S.’s commitment to keeping temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

Thank you for defending our rights to clean air and water and a livable planet.

Executive Director
Prairie Rivers Network

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