ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Due to his efforts to make Illinois a more environmentally-friendly state, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, was highlighted by the Illinois Environment Council (IEC) for his perfect environmental voting record during the legislative session earlier this year.
“With record-breaking heatwaves, hurricanes, droughts, floods and other environmental disasters becoming increasingly regular, it is clear that climate change is real, it is here and it will continue to get worse unless we do our part and make our state more sustainable,” said Yingling. “Working towards a cleaner environment also protects the health of residents, invests in our local economy and creates thousands of jobs. While we were able to take major steps this session towards the goal of creating an environmentally-friendly state, there is still much more works that needs to be done. I look forward to continuing to work to ensure we are leaving our children as clean a world as possible.”
This session, Yingling helped pass a number of bills protecting the environment. He voted in favor of a landmark energy package that puts Illinois on the path to a 100% clean-energy future while creating jobs across the state. He also voted to help pass a measure that lifts unnecessary restrictions on solar panels for those living in condominiums. Yingling also supported a bill that requires municipalities to work to remove and replace lead pipes.
“Every time it counted, Yingling stood up for our environment, public health and meaningful action on the urgent climate crisis,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling. “Illinois will be a cleaner, safer place to call home because of the leadership Yingling demonstrated this session, and we look forward to building on that legacy together in the future.”
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