Environment

Bob has been a staunch advocate for the environment down in Springfield and fully grasps the severity of the climate crisis we find ourselves in- a code red for humanity. Bob was a key supporter of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, which sets Illinois on a path of a 100% clean energy future by 2050, by closing coal and fossil gas on timelines that guarantee climate action, public health protection, and prioritization of environmental justice communities.

Bob has led sustainability efforts, including partnering with local and statewide municipalities to address toxic storm water run-off, increased funding for biking and walking paths, introduced legislation to make it easier for government lands to be used for wind and solar clean energy development, working to stop natural gas storage leaks, helping the bird population by mandating bird-friendly building construction and design.