SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – First-term legislator state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, has quickly secured her position as a leader on environmental issues, receiving a perfect pro-environment rating on the Illinois Environmental Council’s (IEC) 2015 Environmental Scorecard.
“Since taking office, one of my top priorities in the General Assembly has been to defend our natural resources,” Ammons said. “It has been a tremendous honor to work with the IEC and other green advocates to encourage the adoption of stronger policies that will preserve our environment for future generations to enjoy.”
A member of the House Environment Committee, one of Ammons’ very first acts in the Legislature was to pass legislation that will help protect the Mahomet Aquifer from contamination by potentially hazardous mechanical gas plant waste. This legislation, in addition to key measures to incentivize the creation of green jobs, expand electronics recycling, prohibit the sale of certain invasive plant species and establish organic compost collection sites were all measures cited by IEC as criteria for their rankings.
“Representative Carol Ammons has quickly proven to be a leader for the environment in Springfield,” said Jen Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council. “The IEC is honored by Ammons’ steadfast commitment to protecting the environment and looks forward to working together again in the future.”