CHICAGO, Ill. – State Rep. Lamont Robinson, Jr., D-Chicago, is supporting an initiative to create the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) to combat climate change and create more jobs in Illinois.
“Climate change is one of the most pressing issues we face today, and we must act now to combat the detrimental effects of fossil fuel usage and start on a path to a greener future,” Robinson said. “While Illinois has made important strides in utilizing environmentally friendly practices, we must continue to move forward and invest in renewable energy.”
The Robinson-backed House Bill 3624, would require Illinois to run completely on renewable energy by 2050, ensuring climate change is addressed while also benefitting underserved communities with new economic opportunities. The legislation creates a $25 million dollar clean jobs workforce hub and clean energy empowerment zones to assist communities as they transition away from reliance on fossil fuels.
“We must act now to stop the effects of climate change,” Robinson said. “An investment in renewable energy and green jobs is an investment in our future, our state and our world.”
For more information, please contact Robinson’s constituent service office at 773-924-4614 or District5Rep@LamontJRobinson.com.