SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – For his efforts to protect Illinois’ environment from the harmful effects of climate change, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, earned a 100% voting record from the Illinois Environmental Council.
“Illinois’ environment is not going to take care of itself and I am proud to support policies that move the state to a greener economy,” said Carroll. “Illinois must enact the Clean Energy Jobs Act now to move away from hazardous fossil fuels, helping build a stronger state and economy not only for the middle class, but the environment.”
Carroll has continually championed environmental causes, including the passage of a bipartisan new law to create a statewide committee to improve efforts to reduce solid waste. Carroll also advocated for the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), introduced as House Bill 3624, which aims to increase the state’s renewable energy targets to run entirely on renewable resources by 2050. Through this process, CEJA will also ensure the transition to clean energy and a green economy is equitable throughout the state.
“At every opportunity, Rep. Carroll 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. Carroll an environmental leader in Springfield,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling. “We are honored by Rep. Carroll’s dedication to Illinois’ environment and we look forward to working together in the future.”