Illinois Environmental Council Applauds Rep. Breen for Supporting Important Environmental Bills

A strong supporter of the businesses that drive the Illinois economy, State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard) proved through his voting record last year that it is possible to be both pro-business and pro-environment.

The Illinois Environmental Council has listed Breen as having a perfect voting record for 2016 and the Lame Duck Session of January 2017 with regard to 11 bills the Council included on their scorecard. “There were some very important pieces of environmental legislation that were brought before us during the second half of the 99th General Assembly,” said Breen. “These bills protected our environmental resources in ways that did not have a negative impact on the business community, and I was happy to support them. It’s an honor to be recognized by the IEC for my support of those initiatives.”

Illinois Environmental Council Executive Director Jen Walling praised Breen for his support of the IEC’s 2016 scorecard items, saying, “Representative Peter Breen voted 100% of the time with the environmental community on key legislation that promoted clean energy and safe drinking water. We are grateful to Rep. Breen for advancing these proposals and are especially honored by his remarks in favor of clean energy on the House floor."

A full list of the bills included on the IEC scorecard can be found here.

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