Human Dignity and Solidarity

Advocacy: State Legislation

In the spirit of Laudato Si’, a recent Catholic Conference of Illinois statement (CCI) was issued encouraging renewable energy development in Illinois that respects the human dignity of all and aids the poor and vulnerable. Legislation being proposed in Illinois includes the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). 

The Illinois bishops have not taken a position on CEJA legislation, but CEJA addresses many of their recommendations on advancing renewable energy development, increasing energy efficiency, reinvesting in communities and provisions to increase job opportunities in Illinois’ clean energy workforce. Other reputable environmental organizations involved in these efforts include Faith in Place and Illinois Environmental Council.