Statement of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) Regarding SCOTUS Decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

ICJC: The Supreme Court put profits before people. Illinois must quickly implement CEJA to cut costs, create jobs, and protect our communities. CHICAGO – Following today’s announcement of the Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition urged swift state action: “The Supreme Court of the United States has taken another…

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ICJC PRAISES GOVERNOR PRITZKER FOR ENGINEERING UNPRECEDENTED $1 BILLION REFUND TO RATEPAYERS FROM NUCLEAR PLANTS

Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) will provide rebates to customers averaging $18/month starting in June. CHICAGO – Today, utility Commonwealth Edison filed new rates with the Illinois Commerce Commission that will provide direct credits of more than $1 billion to customers as a result of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) that was…

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ICJC Urges Congress to Act on Climate, Supercharge CEJA, Create Thousands of Good-Paying Jobs

CHICAGO – Following Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State and Budget Address, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released this statement: “As Governor Pritzker said today, the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) made Illinois a nationally-recognized leader in the fight to combat the climate crisis and create good-paying clean energy jobs. But Illinois…

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United Nations Association Awards Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition with UN Global Goals Award

Pritzker: “Illinois would not boast the most equitable climate law in the nation without ICJC’s efforts” CHICAGO – This evening, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) will receive the Global Goals Award at the United Nations Day Celebration, a prestigious honor announced by the United Nations Association-Greater Chicago Chapter (UNA-Chicago). The virtual event takes place…

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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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