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Worker-centered state climate policy in Illinois

Illinois is poised to pass comprehensive energy legislation in the upcoming 2021 session. Our Illinois team is organizing with environmental and labor coalitions to propose worker-centered policies that would ensure an equitable transition to 100% clean energy and transition the state's public vehicle fleets.

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Taking on COVID-19

A real recovery from the devastating economic and public health consequences of COVID-19 means putting people over profit, once and for all.

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What the pundits are missing this Super Tuesday

The sad truth is that the punditry has all but ignored climate change and the related impacts on our economy during the primary, shirking grassroots calls for a climate debate to instead pose just a handful of insufficient, muddled climate questions.

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Waste Today, January 23, 2020
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LA Sanitation commits to 100 percent electric fleet by 2035

LA Sanitation becomes the first municipality to commit to all-electric fleets.

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Illinois

Chicago Ready for 100

Chicago is transitioning to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030 -- to get there, the city has also planned to create good jobs.

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Column: Let’s electrify public buses without throwing workers under the bus

A large-scale transition to electric buses is a logical way to meet these emissions targets and clean our air. Now it’s time to get serious about making that transition work for everyone.

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New report: Clean air and good jobs are achievable if cities and states plan for it

As policymakers and communities struggle with questions about how to clean our air and protect and create new jobs, a respected scientist from Jobs to Move America released a new report today, “Transforming Transit, Realizing Opportunity” that shows how those

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Transforming Transit, Realizing Opportunity

Through economic modeling and dozens of interviews, this report offers policy recommendations to enable agencies to center community health, climate solutions, and good job creation in their transition to electric buses.

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Building a more inclusive climate justice movement

How do we confront the social harms experienced by marginalized workers and collaborate towards a Green New Deal?