CEJA Will Transition Our Power Sector Completely Away From Dirty Fossil Fuels By 2030, Protecting Public Health, Workers, and Our Children’s Future
Thursday, May 6, 2021
[The following is a paid advertisement.]
The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) would transition Illinois’ power sector completely away from dirty fossil fuels by 2030, support workers and communities impacted by the decline of coal, and significantly expand clean energy generation and good-paying clean energy jobs in our state. That’s why CEJA can’t wait.
President Biden recently announced an ambitious climate agenda that includes drastically reducing greenhouse gas pollution through decarbonization. States like Illinois must lead the way by transitioning away from fossil fuels, while supporting environmental justice communities.
In addition to spewing dangerous pollutants into the air and soil, these coal plants simply aren’t profitable anymore. More than half of Illinois’ coal plants have closed since 2009, cutting and running on workers and communities often with little notice. Vistra’s CEO even admitted that coal is “on its way out.”
Illinois needs a plan for an orderly retirement of fossil fuel plants that gives workers years of notice, provides for their future, and advances clean economic development for these communities. That’s what CEJA does and why it can’t wait.
Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act this month!