SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) recently honored state Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, with a “100 percent rating” for her efforts to stand up for Illinois’ environment and help create green energy jobs.
“We all have a duty to do our part in caring for our environment,” Burke said. “I am honored to receive a 100 percent rating by the Illinois Environmental Council and I will continue fighting to preserve the only home we have.”
Burke has championed environmental causes while serving in the Legislature. This year she helped pass several measures to protect our environment while also creating good-paying jobs. Burke supported legislation to make it easier for local governments to finance green projects, direct more resources towards stewardship activities, and eliminate red tape to encourage the development of green-energy resources.
“Representative Kelly Burke is a leader for the environment in Springfield.” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling. She has voted 100 percent of the time with the environmental community on fourteen pieces of key legislation. The IEC is honored by Representative Burke’s dedication to Illinois’ environment and we look forward to working together in the future.”