ICJC Advocates Join Governor Pritzker at Signing of Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (SB 2408)

CHICAGO – After more than three years of community organizing and leadership, advocates from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) were thrilled to join Governor Pritzker, legislative champions, and other stakeholders today at the bill signing of comprehensive climate legislation (SB2408), the most equitable clean energy jobs bill of its kind in the nation. ICJC…

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ICJC Applauds Senate Passage of Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (SB 2408)

Legislation ends automatic rate hikes, passes both chambers without giving Exelon the $5 billion they demanded SPRINGFIELD – After more than three years of grassroots community organizing and leadership by the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC), today the Illinois State Senate passed comprehensive climate legislation (SB2408), the most equitable clean energy jobs bill of its…

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ICJC Applauds House Passage of Comprehensive Climate Legislation, Most Equitable Clean Energy Jobs Bill in the Nation

Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (SB2408) ends automatic rate hikes, passes without giving Exelon the $5 billion they demanded SPRINGFIELD – After more than three years of grassroots community organizing and leadership by the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC), today the Illinois State House passed comprehensive climate legislation (SB2408), the most equitable clean energy jobs…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Statement on Senate Bill 2408

“After more than three years of community collaboration, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is proud to support this legislation that meaningfully addresses our climate emergency, takes bold action on creating equitable jobs all across the state, and enacts tough utility accountability measures including the end of automatic formula rate hikes. “Throughout recent negotiations, our diverse…

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ICJC Statement on Comprehensive Climate and Equitable Jobs Bill

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition remains committed to legislation that meaningfully addresses our climate emergency, takes bold action on creating equitable jobs across the state, and enacts tough utility accountability measures. “We are encouraged by today’s progress and believe setting a specific timeline for decarbonization is a significant step forward. We look forward to continued…

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Statement of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition asking Governor and legislative leaders to meet as soon as possible to bring climate, energy, and equitable jobs bill across the finish line.

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition urges Governor JB Pritzker, Senate President Don Harmon and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch to meet as soon as possible to bring an agreed upon climate, energy, and equitable jobs bill across the finish line for a vote in both chambers on Tuesday, August 31. “Recent talks have made substantial…

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Zero Means Zero

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition cannot support anything less than zero emissions in the power sector by a date certain, as many other states already require by 2040 or 2045, and President Biden has proposed to achieve by 2035. This is the bare minimum of what science tells us is necessary to preserve a livable…

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