Welch Earns 100% Rating from Top Environmental Group

HILLSIDE, Ill. – In recognition of his strong record to protect the environment and combat climate change, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, received a perfect 100 percent rating from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC).

“I am fully committed to taking action on climate change, fighting for clean air and water, and protecting our open spaces in my district and across our state,” said Welch. “I look forward to continuing to work with the IEC to combat climate change and ensure that our children can grow up in a clean and healthy planet.”

The IEC is a non-partisan, 44 year-old organization that promotes sound environmental laws and policies, provides a forum for environmentalists, and facilitates a statewide activist network. Each year, the IEC evaluates the voting record of each member of the General Assembly on legislation affecting the environment. The 2019 Environmental Scorecard includes 22 legislative measures.

“At every opportunity, Rep. Welch voted in the best interest of our environment, and because of their 100% voting record on these 22 key pieces of legislation, IEC considers Rep. Welch an environmental leader in Springfield,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling. “We are honored by Rep. Welch’s dedication to Illinois’ environment and we look forward to working together in the future.”

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