Protecting the Environment


Recipient, 100% Rating from the Illinois Environmental Council


Member, Illinois Green Caucus

The Illinois Green Caucus consists of Illinois legislators committed to advancing legislation to protect the health and environment of people throughout Illinois.  As a member of the Green Caucus, I know we share a respect and understanding of the interrelationship between the environment, energy, and the economy.  It is with this understanding that we encourage the use of cleaner sources of energy which will lead to more jobs, lower energy costs, and a healthier, cleaner environment.


Sponsor, Coal Tar Ban (HB 4599)

Coal Tar Sealant is commonly used to seal our driveways, parking lots and playgrounds.  The substance contains known carcinogens that are running off into our water system and being tracked into our homes. I am sponsoring legislation banning coal tar, as there is an alternative product that is equal in cost and non-carcinogenic.