Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition endorses governor’s updated clean energy plan

After more than three years of community organizing and leadership, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) today announced its support for the nation’s most comprehensive and equitable climate and energy plan. proposed by Governor Pritzker.

“After years of hard work and community collaboration, the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is proud to support Governor Pritzker’s energy proposal, the only plan that takes a giant leap forward on climate change and justice. ICJC welcomed the opportunity to work with the governor, lawmakers and community stakeholders to help make this plan a reality.

In a June 10 memo, Governor Pritzker wrote that “the governor’s office worked with the Clean Jobs Coalition and other stakeholders to review the May 31 energy draft to include important missing pieces.”

Those missing pieces include decarbonizing Illinois by 2045 without the massive bailouts Exelon demanded.

Like CEJA, the governor’s proposal includes the most significant clean energy investment Illinois has ever seen, including more than $80 million to create jobs in Black and Brown communities and far more than what has been set aside to support high-paying unionized jobs. save nuclear power plants.

The proposal would also create new bill relief programs for low-income families that have endured automatic, rubber-stamped rate hikes for too long, leaving Illinois’ electricity bills among the lowest in the Midwest and the most equitable.

News release from the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition

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