Senator BeltSPRINGFIELD – After countless hours of negotiations, State Senator Christopher Belt (D-Swansea) released the following statement in support of the comprehensive energy package that prioritizes jobs in the energy workforce:

“As we move toward making Illinois a national leader in the clean energy conversation, we are ensuring families who rely on energy-related jobs are protected. This landmark legislation prioritizes the hardworking people of Illinois’ energy industry. 


“The measure addresses the economic impacts the coal plant closures have on both workers and the economy. It is essential that Illinoisans are assured they will be able to provide for their families.


“The health and safety of all residents is our first priority. I’m proud to have come to a deal that makes Illinois a national leader in the ongoing energy crisis, while also prioritizing jobs.”