We will continue to add endorsed candidates throughout the year, but due to the condensed time frame of the primary season we were not able to evaluate all races. Please check back periodically.
Senator Durbin has fought to protect Lake Michigan from the dumping of coal ash, and has been an outspoken advocate for EPA's ability to tackle climate change.
Durbin has been a constant supporter of environmental issues and has not wavered with the changing political winds. His unwavering support makes him a great leader for the IL Congressional delegation, and he is enthusiastically endorsed for another term.
Congressman Quigley has been a champion on a spectrum of issues ranging from climate change to protecting our unique places. He has been a vocal opponent of the Keystone Pipeline proposal, which threatens drinking water supplies and will significantly contribute to global warming emissions. He has also been a staunch supporter of allowing EPA to continue doing it's job in developing science based rules that protect our health from toxins like mercury and coal ash.
Quigley supports the development of clean energy designed to rebuild domestic manufacturing, which will continue the growth in the green collar jobs sector.
Congresswoman Schakowsky has been a leader on protecting the Great Lakes from pollution. She sponsored legislation that would reduce the use and emission of mercury, which becomes a potent neuro-toxin that can be ingested through fish consumption. She also supports efforts requiring that polluters pay for the pollution that they generate.
Schakowsky is also an advocate for policies that address climate change, and identifies this as an area for American job growth.
Congressman Schneider has become an important new voice in the Illinois Congressional Delegation. In his first term he has a 100% environmental voting record. Additionally, he has co-sponsored the Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act, the American Red Rocks Wilderness Act, and has taken several actions regarding the protection of the Great Lakes.
Schneider is committed to ensuring that EPA has the funding and authority to protect our air and water. With an eye towards a sustainable future, Schneider also promotes investment in mass transit, national renewable energy standards, and protecting pristine wildernesses from oil and gas drilling operations.
Ann Callis is running in the "wind belt" of Illinois and understands the importance of clean energy in tackling the challenges of climate disruption and creating jobs. She recognizes that jobs created from homegrown renewable energy supplies are good for manufacturing, but also cannot be exported.
Callis is also interested in protecting public health, safety and the environment. She supports allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to do their job in protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink.