IPHA Statement on Governor Signing Clean Energy Bill Into Law
September 15, 2021
Executive Director, IPHA
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Tom Hughes, Executive Director of the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA), released the following statement on Wednesday:
“As an association representing local health departments across the entire state of Illinois, we serve on the frontlines of defending the public’s health and safety. It is our responsibility to not only protect people and communities from current threats to their health, but also to speak out about threats to future generations. Climate change and its effects are undoubtedly a public health crisis, one that our organization has been vocal about, which will continue to escalate with devastating consequences on the safety and livelihoods of people and communities. We stand in strong support of the clean energy legislation signed into law today by Gov. Pritzker, and urge other states and regions to enact similar guidelines that will help curb the effects of climate change in our world.