Illinois Clean Jobs Bill And Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court put regulations that were part of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold.
These regulations would require power plants to limit greenhouse emissions. The court’s decision has not stopped many states from taking steps to comply with the new EPA rules.
A ‘Clean Jobs Bill’ is moving its way through the Illinois General Assembly.
We talk with two advocates in favor of the bill: Steve Clemmer, director of energy research and analysis and Jessica Collingsworth, Midwest energy policy analyst, both with the Union of Concerned Scientists. Clemmer has authored a new report on the benefits of strengthening Illinois’ clean energy policies.