villa 090121SPRINGFIELD – In response to the Senate’s passage of comprehensive clean energy legislation, State Senator Karina Villa (D-West Chicago) released the following statement:

“After months of meeting with my environment advisory committee and key stakeholders, I am proud to vote for the Energy Transition Act, a first-of-its-kind energy policy overhaul that paves the way for Illinois’ clean energy future for generations to come.

“This legislation makes Illinois a national leader in fighting climate change by shutting down harmful coal plants by 2045 while implementing programs to train workers for the new energy economy and creating thousands of clean energy jobs to support working families.”