Protecting the Environment in Illinois

Some things need no excuse. The environment is one of those things.

Illinois offers a rich natural environment. With great forests, lakes, rivers and rich agricultural lands, Illinois enjoys one of the most inviting and productive mix of resources in our nation. It deserves and needs to be protected.

A balance between development and environmental protection is based on common sense and a committment to leave things better for future generations. Development needs to be carefully weighed against potential environmental impacts. If the consquences lead to harming the environment, alternative strategies can always be found.

We can continue to fight for the prosperity of Illinois while maintaining our rich natural resources.