Friday, February 01, 2008
Boland backed by Environmental Groups
EAST MOLINE, IL – State Rep. Mike Boland (D-East Moline) has earned the endorsement of the Illinois League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club in his bid for re-election as 71st District state representative.
“It is an honor to be recognized and endorsed by groups that are so important to improving air, soil and water quality in Illinois,” Boland said. “I am humbled and truly appreciative of the support of Illinois League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club. Environmental groups are playing a crucial role in creating a cleaner planet for our children and grandchildren to inherit.”
Despite the difficult political climate in Springfield this year, Boland is leading the charge at the capitol to be fiscally responsible and environmentally friendly. Boland sponsored a bill requiring state buildings to use energy efficient light bulbs that last longer and save taxpayer-dollars, while fighting global warming and climate change. In an effort to reduce harmful emissions and lower our dependence on foreign oil, Boland has pushed for an increased production of ethanol and a law requiring all gasoline-powered vehicles purchased with municipal funds to be flexible fuel vehicles.
“I am proud of my work on behalf of the environment and creating economic opportunities in the area, but we can always do more,” Boland said. “It is critical that we continue to pass laws to protect and preserve the environment in Illinois. We are making progress and I look forward to continuing to work to do even more for the 71st District.”