SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, received recognition as an environmental champion for her 100% pro-environment voting record from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) for the 2019 legislative session.
“I’m proud to take bold action for environmental stewardship in order for Illinoisans to access clean air, clean energy and clean water,” Mah said. “In this historic legislative session, I supported critical measures to allow our state to regulate greenhouse gases, invest in clean water infrastructure and achieve 100% renewable energy standards.”
Mah, a member of the House Energy & Environment Committee, worked with the IEC and other environmental advocates in support of a variety of measures to develop sustainable environmental policies. Mah cosponsored House Bill 3624, the Clean Energy Jobs Act, to put Illinois on a path to 100% clean energy and provide economic development opportunities throughout the state. Mah also supported House Bill 3481, which repealed a measure that prevented the state from regulating greenhouse gases to combat climate change, and Senate Bill 2146, the Clean Water Workforce Pipeline Act, which creates funding for job-training programs in water infrastructure and promotes clean water infrastructure.
“At every opportunity, Rep. Mah voted in the best interest of our environment, and because of their 100% voting record on these 22 key pieces of legislation, IEC considers Rep. Mah an environmental leader in Springfield,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling. “We are honored by Rep. Mah’s dedication to Illinois’ environment and we look forward to working together in the future.”
Mah represents the 2nd District, which includes the Chicago neighborhoods of Back of the Yards, Bridgeport, Brighton Park, Chinatown, McKinley Park, and Pilsen.