Don’t Exempt IL’s Biggest Polluter From Climate Action Plan

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After years of tireless work by legislators and advocates, a comprehensive, nation-leading clean energy bill is coming together in Springfield. But with less than two weeks left until the end of the session, the state’s biggest polluter is seeking a total exemption from the new legislation, allowing them to continue polluting our state with expensive, dirty energy. We can’t let that happen.

The Prairie State Coal Plant is one of the largest coal plants in the country, and it emits more toxic sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides than any source in Illinois. In fact, Prairie State emits more carbon pollution than the state’s next two largest polluters combined. Its emissions cost us nearly $2 billion in damage to our health and environment each year, causing 50 premature deaths annually.

Illinois is ready for a just transition to 100% clean energy. We are on the cusp of leading the nation with a comprehensive climate bill that creates equitable jobs and holds utilities accountable. We can’t lead by letting the worst polluter off the hook.

For more information, visit the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition at ilcleanjobs.org

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via Capitol Fax.com http://capitolfax.com

May 20, 2021 at 10:48AM

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