On August 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. Shaped by years of unprecedented outreach and public engagement, the final Clean Power Plan is fair, flexible and designed to strengthen the fast-growing trend toward cleaner and lower-polluting American energy. With strong but achievable standards for power plants, and customized goals for states to cut the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, the Clean Power Plan provides national consistency, accountability and a level playing field while reflecting each state’s energy mix. It also shows the world that the United States is committed to leading global efforts to address climate change.

With strong grassroots support, the citizens of Illinois can make sure that our energy future prioritizes public health, climate stability, and clean energy job creation by incentivizing renewable energy and energy efficiency over dirty and dangerous energy sources. To get involved with Sierra Club’s work to support the Clean Power Plan in Illinois, contact Caroline Wooten at caroline.wooten@sierraclub.org.