Result

Moving toward a green economy.

Chicago now has the world’s largest urban solar plant, and dozens of wind farms are springing up across the state, thanks to a series of landmark clean energy bills we helped pass over the last few years. These laws will ensure Illinois gets 25% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025 — and create thousands of new green jobs in the process.

Result

The biggest clean water victory in a decade.

Lake Michigan, and all of our rivers, lakes and streams, will soon be cleaner and better protected than they have been in a decade, thanks to new guidelines that we helped win. Over the last decade, Supreme Court decisions left more than half of Illinois's streams vulnerable to pollution—the same streams that feed and filter Lake Michigan. Along with our allies, we delivered 100,000 public comments in support of clean water. And thanks to our efforts, the Obama administration is moving to finalize guidelines that will restore Clean Water Act protections to many of our waterways.

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