By Madison O’Brien | WAND
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Supporters of the Clean Energy Jobs Act gathered more than 20,000 petitions urging the governor to take action.
Cindy Shepherd, outreach director for Illinois Faith in Place, said the goal is to make Illinois a clean energy economy.
“The Clean Energy Jobs Act is a beautiful, comprehensive energy bill that will reshape the way Illinois gets (its) energy,” Shepherd said.
Shepherd, along with dozens of other supporters, dropped off a petition containing 23,000 signatures to Gov. JB Pritzker’s office.
“The act emphasizes the equitable energy arrangements so people across the state, even in disadvantaged communities, can enjoy the benefits. It also paves a path to 100 percent clean renewable energy by 2050,” Shepherd said. It deals with the electrifying of the transportation sector and the de- carbonization of the energy sector.”