NAPERVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, was awarded a perfect score on the Illinois Environmental Council’s (IEC) 2021 Environmental Scorecard for her environmental advocacy during her first legislative session in the General Assembly.
“I vote for the values of my community, which is why I have a 100% score on the Illinois Environmental Council’s Legislative Environmental Scorecard,” said Yang Rohr. “I was proud to represent my district in historic votes on nation-leading climate action and toxic lead service line replacement this year. I will continue to advocate for green jobs and champion clean air, clean water, and clean energy for generations to come.”
During this past legislative session, Yang Rohr was a vocal advocate of environmental initiatives, helping pass the historic Clean Energy Jobs Act to address the present and dire issue of climate change. This package puts Illinois on a path toward a green energy future and protects consumers, preserves and creates jobs, enables equitable energy policy, and improves ethics standards. Yang Rohr also helped pass a measure to remove dangerous lead service lines and a measure to require the Illinois Department of Transportation to establish and implement a transportation performance program for all transportation facilities, which is a significant step forward in transportation infrastructure planning.
“Every time it counted, Rep. Yang Rohr 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 Rep. Yang Rohr demonstrated this session, and we look forward to building on that legacy together in the future.”