Willis Encourages Residents to Protect the Air and Environment

12/15/2017
ADDISON, Ill. – With environmental pollution on the rise and climate change an ever-growing threat, state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, is urging residents to do their part to keep the air clean in observance of Clean Air Day.



“The negative impact of pollution in the air is undeniable,” Willis said. “Although we may not be able to repair the damage we have already caused, it is our responsibility to take steps to prevent more damage from occurring in our atmosphere.”



Clean Air Day commemorates the passage of the Clean Air Act, which was signed into law on December 17th, 1963. The law put more regulations in place to protect the environment as well as authorized government entities to research the effects of pollution on the environment. Area residents can do their part by reducing the pollution that they put out on a day to day basis.



“Our residents can take simple measures such as conserving energy within their home as well as using mass transit during their commute,” Willis continued. “Air pollution is an issue that negatively impacts all of us, so we must work together to prevent the threat from growing.”



Willis is serving her third term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.