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For Immediate Release
June 22, 2017

Billy Weinberg 312-485- 4363

Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition applauds House for joining Senate in passing resolutions HR 234 and SR 353

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition issued the following statement Thursday after the Illinois House unanimously adopted HR234, joining their colleagues in the Senate who last month unanimously approved a companion measure, SR353:

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition applauds members of the Illinois House and Senate for the unanimous passage of House Resolution 234 and Senate Resolution 353, and in calling for an agenda that would lock in clean energy jobs, lower electric rates and a healthier climate for all communities.  We are especially pleased that members of both chambers have stood up for protection of the Renewable Energy Resources Fund (RERF), which is vital to the Illinois Solar For All program, established by the Future Energy Jobs Act.

“As lawmakers work in the coming days to hopefully agree on a desperately needed budget for Illinois, we urge them to avoid sweeping funds from the RERF, which would deny economically disadvantaged communities across the state the jobs and cleaner air that are coming soon thanks to the Illinois Solar for All program in the Future Energy Jobs Act.”

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