|Public Act 095-0453
||LRB095 09756 CMK 29964 b
AN ACT concerning climate change.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Cool Cities Act.
The General Assembly finds that:
Global climate change threatens the State's economy,
public health, and environment.
Units of local government across the State are endorsing
the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement,
committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from 1990
levels by the year 2012.
It is in the best interest of the State for units of local
government to make this commitment and to achieve these goals.
State assistance to local greenhouse gas
The Environmental Protection Agency
shall provide technical assistance, if needed, to units of
local government in the State that have endorsed the U.S.
Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. Upon
request by a unit of local government, the Agency shall
(1) assistance in developing an inventory of greenhouse gas