Bring offshore wind to Illinois and create jobs in Black & Brown communities

Bring offshore wind to Illinois and create jobs in Black & Brown communities

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Olivia Goethals started this petition

Sign the petition to help pass legislation to bring federal Offshore Wind dollars to Illinois and create clean energy jobs in Black & Brown communities.

Illinois is poised to lead the way in offshore wind in the Great Lakes thanks to legislation introduced by State Sen. Robert Peters (D-Chicago) and state Rep. Marcus Evans (D-Evans). This legislation, if passed, would bring hundreds of good-paying clean jobs to Illinois through an offshore wind pilot project.

The Rust Belt to Green Belt Pilot Program Act (House Bill 691/House Bill 4543) would allow Illinois to pursue part of the $17.1 billion for ports made available through the federal bipartisan infrastructure package. Through the legislation, the funding would go towards constructing and maintaining an offshore wind port on Chicago’s Southeast Side, bringing jobs and economic development to Black and Brown communities that have long been overlooked and subject to environmental racism.

By signing this petition you are telling state legislators to take action and help bring clean energy opportunities to Black and Brown communities.

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