2/14/17 – Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition’s response to EPSA lawsuit

For Immediate Release
February 14, 2017

Pete Giangreco, 312-543-4097
Billy Weinberg, 312-485-4363

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition issued the following statement today in response to a lawsuit filed today in federal court by the Electric Power Supply Association, Dynegy, Inc., Eastern Generation, LLC, NRG Energy Inc., and Calpine Corp:

“This lawsuit will not stop Illinois from implementing the biggest clean energy breakthrough in its history, which will create tens of thousands of new jobs across Illinois, save customers billions on their electric bills, and make Illinois a national leader in the clean energy economy. Solar and wind energy are already out competing fossil fuels and energy efficiency is the cheapest energy resource to help lower demand and monthly bills while cutting harmful pollution. Today’s lawsuit suggests that big polluting industries would rather shackle Illinoisans to higher costs and dangerous fuels of the past rather than invest in Illinois’ bright clean energy future.”

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