Governor Rauner Moves to Protect the Health of Illinois Families, Create Jobs

EDF statement from Dick Munson, Director, Midwest Clean Energy

October 30, 2015
Catherine Ittner, (512) 691-3458,

(ILLINOIS – October 30, 2015) In August, Environmental Protection Agency finalized its landmark Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner today indicated the state is working on a plan for Illinois to meet the clean air standards.

“Governor Rauner’s decision to move forward with state action on the Clean Power Plan is an enormous win for the Illinois economy and the health of its families. Limiting pollution from fossil-fueled power plants will lower electricity bills, create local jobs in the burgeoning clean energy sector, and result in cleaner air.”

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