A press release from State Rep. Mike Tryon:
State Representative Mike Tryon to be Recognized for 100% Pro-Environment Voting Record in Springfield
The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) announced today that State Representative Mike Tryon had a perfect voting record this year in Springfield on matters relating to the environment.
“I’m proud to have earned a perfect score for 2015 in the eyes of the Illinois Environmental Council,” said Tryon. “The IEC is the eyes, ears and voice of the state’s environmental community, and there is no more important work we can do than to protect the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the quality of the environment for our future generations.
“It has been a pleasure working with them on public policy that accomplishes these goals.”
In determining the IEC “scorecard” for Illinois lawmakers, the IEC considered General Assembly members’ votes on seven specific 2015 bills, including:
- HB 352: Allows for bobcat hunting in Illinois
- HB 2607 and HB 1485: “Clean Jobs” bills that will grow the share of energy Illinois gets from renewables, expands energy efficiency targets and creates a framework for reducing carbon pollution
- SB 681: Adds new invasive species to the list of plants that cannot be sold or distributed in Illinois.
- HB 1455: Increases electronic waste recycling goals, provides a lower cost and environmentally safe disposal option for CRT glass, and removes costs to local governments
- HB 1326: Protects the Mahomet Aquifer by prohibiting certain MGP waste from landfills
- HB 437: Allows for temporary and permanent sites that are allowed to collect organic composting materials
“Mike Tryon is a leader for the environment in Springfield, and voted 100% of the time with the environmental community on seven pieces of key legislation,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling. “The IEC is honored by Representative Tryon’s dedication to Illinois’ environment and we look forward to working together in the future.”
Tryon will be recognized for his 100% scorecard performance at the IEC’s Environmental Leadership Dinner on September 24.