ELPC and our partners had an excellent Illinois spring 2017 legislative session achieving solid victories for the environment and natural resources protection. We were able to pass pro-environment legislation, particularly focused on advancing renewable energy and energy conservation, and we joined with other advocates to stop bad legislation threatening electric vehicles and water quality protections. The memo from ELPC’s Illlinois governmental affairs team led Al Grosboll and Dave McEllis, explains progress on five sets of issues:
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, including passing the PACE energy efficiency legislation.
- Electronic Waste Recycling.
- Electric Vehicles.
- Clean Water – Great Lakes Restoration Funding and Stopping the Will County Quarry Bill.
- Overall Conservation – Natural Areas Stewardship Act – SB 1029.