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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition to Deliver 23,000 Petitions of Support for Clean Energy in Chicago

January 27, 2020

CHICAGO — This morning, on the eve of legislative session, dozens of activists delivered petitions from 23,000 Illinois residents to Governor Pritzker’s Offices in Chicago and Springfield supporting the passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) this spring. CEJA is a comprehensive bill that puts Illinois on a path to a carbon-free electric sector,…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition to Deliver 23,000 Petitions of Support for Clean Energy Jobs Act in Springfield

January 27, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — This morning, dozens of activists delivered petitions from 23,000 Illinois residents to Governor Pritzker’s Offices in Springfield and Chicago supporting the passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) during the spring legislative session. CEJA is a comprehensive bill that puts Illinois on a path to a carbon-free electric sector, lowers electricity costs,…

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Illinois Consumers To Face Record Increase In Electricity Bills Unless Legislature Blocks New Trump-Backed Fossil Fuels Bailout

January 21, 2020

Bill pending in Illinois General Assembly would quash the threat of an $864 million increase on Northern IL Customers CHICAGO — Clean energy legislation pending before the General Assembly stands as the only viable alternative to an explosive increase in electricity costs—believed to be the largest in state history—for millions of Illinois consumers, following a…

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POWER BILLS TO BALLOON BY $864 MILLION IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNLESS STATE TAKES ACTION

December 19, 2019
Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition

Decision by Two Trump Appointees Today Could Lead to Largest Increase Ever for 3.65 Million Illinois Electricity Customers A federal ruling today will increase Illinois power bills by $864 million – believed to be the largest electricity increase in state history – unless the General Assembly takes immediate action to offset the controversial ruling by…

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CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS CALL ON LEGISLATURE TO PASS CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT

November 13, 2019

For Immediate Release Nov. 13, 2019 Media Contact: Maura Possley maura@boycepossley.com 708-369-7090 City Council Members Support CEJA to Create Clean Energy Jobs in Communities of Color & Counties across  Illinois Chicago — The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition today applauded members of the Chicago City Council for their support of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA)…

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ILLINOIS CLEAN JOBS COALITION DETAILS $39 BILLION IN STATE ECONOMIC BENEFITS UNDER CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT

October 29, 2019

For Immediate Release Oct. 28, 2019 Media Contact: Maura Possley maura@boycepossley.com 708-369-7090 Coalition Releases CEJA Economic Impact Report That Also Finds Legislation Will Create $6 Billion in New State & Local Tax Revenue & $1.5 Billion Annually in Direct Local Workforce Investment Chicago — The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition today released an economic impact report…

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CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT GAINS MAJORITY COSPONSORS IN ILLINOIS SENATE

July 23, 2019

For Immediate Release July 23, 2019 Contact: Eileen Boyce (312) 315-7837 | eileen@boycepossley.com CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT  GAINS MAJORITY COSPONSORS IN ILLINOIS SENATE 30 Cosponsors Support Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act to Use Cleaner, Less Expensive Energy & Bring Jobs to Neighborhoods and Communities Across the State CHICAGO – The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition today…

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Trump Administration Repeals the Clean Power Plan

June 20, 2019

For Immediate Release June 19, 2019 Contact Rebecca Evans (312) 888-1983 | revans@strategygroup.com Trump Administration Repeals the Clean Power Plan New Polluter-Friendly Policy from the Federal Government Underscores the Need for Illinois to Lead in the Clean Energy Economy **Media interviews available** The Trump Administration today repealed the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and replaced it with…

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Poll: Nearly 70% Support Clean Energy Jobs Act

May 22, 2019

Support extends across state, political spectrum SPRINGFIELD, IL – A just-released poll shows that residents from every region of Illinois overwhelmingly support a bill that would move the state to 100% renewable energy, electrify the mass transit and transportation sector, cut carbon from the power sector and create jobs in the clean energy economy. The…

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Legislators, Community Leaders, Businesses Show Support for Transformational Clean Energy Legislation

February 28, 2019

Clean Energy Jobs Act would bring new jobs, especially to communities of color and rural counties throughout Illinois SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois lawmakers joined the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition today to press for bold clean energy legislation. The coalition of environmental, environmental justice, healthcare, consumer, business and faith leaders held a series of news conferences…

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