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

October 20, 2021

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)

September 15, 2021

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)

September 13, 2021

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

September 9, 2021

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

September 9, 2021

“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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Statement from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition on Energy Bill Development

September 3, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — Today, Illinois took another step toward an equitable clean energy future for all with the introduction of SB1751, House Amendment 1 which will take action on climate, protect communities from pollution, and launch a generation of new, good-paying jobs that lift up those who need it most. In response, the Illinois Clean Jobs…

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ICJC Statement on Comprehensive Climate and Equitable Jobs Bill

August 31, 2021

“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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Testimony from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) House Bill 3666, SFA #1

August 30, 2021

As prepared for Senate Committee on Energy and Public Utilities Monday, August 30, 2021 – 3:00pm As stated yesterday, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is encouraged by progress on a comprehensive climate and equitable jobs bill. We’d like to thank legislative leaders and the Governor for meeting over the weekend to work out details. However,…

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Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) Statement on the Status of Clean Energy Negotiations

August 30, 2021

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is encouraged by progress on a comprehensive climate and equitable jobs bill. We’d like to thank legislative leaders and the Governor for meeting over the weekend to work out details. However, there is not yet agreement on the decarbonization language, which currently allows Dallman and the Prairie State coal plant,…

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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.

August 27, 2021

“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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