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Environmental Advocates and Landowners Applaud Passage of CCS Protections Bill, Warn Additional Protections Are Needed

May 26, 2024

Springfield, IL. — Today, the Illinois State Senate passed the Safety and Aid for the Environment in Carbon Capture and Sequestration Act (SB1289) after passage in the State House and weeks of intense negotiations. The bill, which was championed by Representative Ann Williams in the House and Senator Laura Fine in the Senate, includes some…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Statement on the Introduction of the SAFE CCS Act (SB1289)

May 24, 2024

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) regulatory bill passed out of House Energy and Environment Committee, advocates urge floor passage Springfield, IL. — Today, Representative Ann Williams introduced House Amendment 3 of the Safety and Aid for the Environment in Carbon Capture and Sequestration Act (SAFE CCS Act), which includes some of the strongest carbon capture…

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Hundreds Gather in Springfield to Advocate for Equitable Climate, Transportation, and Energy Legislation

May 9, 2024

Springfield, IL. – Hundreds of community leaders, environmental advocates, faith leaders, business representatives, consumer groups, students and state legislators rallied outside of the Illinois State Capitol Building today in support of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) Platform, a slate of legislation that would double down on Illinois’ bold climate policy and secure a more…

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Sen. Villivalam, Sen. Villanueva, and Rep. Williams Unveil Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Platform

April 30, 2024

Slate of Bills Would Affirm Illinois’ Status as a Competitive Leader on Equitable Climate & Energy Goals Springfield, IL. — Sen. Villivalam, Sen. Villanueva, and Rep. Williams today joined the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) to introduce the ICJC Platform—a slate of legislation outlining critical solutions in the power, buildings, and transportation sectors that accelerate…

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Villivalam, Delgado Introduce Metropolitan Mobility Act to Replace RTA

April 29, 2024

Companion legislation provides $1.5 billion in additional transit money for Northeastern Illinois CHICAGO – Chicagoland needs a single, fully modernized transit agency defining service improvements and new investments paired with increased state funding  to  deliver world-class transit service and overcome an impending major operations funding shortfall, according to new legislation sponsored by State Senator Ram Villivalam, Chair of…

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ICJC Statement: New Federal Clean Truck Rules Present an Opportunity for Illinois

April 2, 2024

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition issued the following statement in response the newly announced federal clean truck rules: “The U.S. EPA’s final Phase 3 Greenhouse Gas Rule setting emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, while a good first step, falls well short of what is necessary to reduce emissions in Black and brown…

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New Clean Vehicle Legislation Will Improve Public Health, Create Jobs and Spur Economic Growth in Illinois

February 6, 2024

Diesel trucks make up 7% of vehicles but create 67% of dangerous pollution. Legislation will address disproportionate burden of pollution and increase availability of zero-emission vehicles SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois lawmakers have introduced critical legislation (SB2839 and HB1634) to expand the manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), which will create jobs, spur economic growth, and guarantee clean air benefits…

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Mayor Johnson, Ald. Hadden, Business Leaders, and Environmental Justice Advocates Announce Introduction of Clean and Affordable Buildings Ordinance (CABO)

January 23, 2024

Making new buildings all-electric is the first step in necessary transition away from dirty, expensive fossil fuels CHICAGO – With nearly 1 in 5 residents behind on their gas bills and gas rates continuing to increase, Mayor Brandon Johnson and Committee of Environmental Protection and Energy Chair Ald. Maria Hadden (49) announced Tuesday the introduction of the…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition Response to ICC Rate Hike Decisions

November 16, 2023

CHICAGO – Following Illinois Commerce Commission decisions on utility rate hike requests, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) released this statement:  “The days of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) rubber-stamping rate hikes for Peoples Gas as they enjoy year-after-year of record profits appear to be over. There’s a new sheriff in town, and we applaud…

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Statement of Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition

October 25, 2023

CHICAGO – In response to Ameren, we agree with Ameren that more transmission is needed to reach our clean energy goals. We agree with organized labor that these projects should be built with Illinois workers with the skills and training to build and operate them correctly. And we strongly support Governor Pritzker’s amendatory veto to…

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