The first state in the Midwest to commit to a net-zero-carbon economy has also passed a bill with historic labor, diversity, and equity standards. It's a new model for people-focused energy policy.
Rep Gov went to jail, I think. STILL, we’ll take any victory.
Great news for Illinois!
Thanks for sharing this. It helps to have some good news these days. We can hope that it encourages other states to as much or more.
Does anyone, @david or other have more details on this provision? I'm curious how that will be operationalized. Though perhaps it remains for the executive branch to figure out.
"Fossil fuel plants will be shut down according to their proximity to low-income and marginalized communities, not necessarily according to greenhouse gases or economics."
Beautiful. Unfortunately, not a model that can be applied in most of the rest of the country. I'm sure Texas and other Republicans will lable it "red socialism.". ☹️