A group of Alton residents are joining other faith leaders, environmentalists, students and clean energy companies in Springfield today to call on legislators to support the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill. The bill would increase the state’s renewable standard by requiring 35 percent of energy consumed in Illinois to be generated by clean renewable sources by 2030.
The group held a rally at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Upper Alton this morning before heading to the state capital. Pastor David Crowley explained support of the bill from the faith-based angle.
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Jeff Rains, a retired steelworker and spokesman for the Alliance for American Manufacturing, supports this bill.
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Supporters of the bill say it could create 32,000 clean energy jobs annually.