Published On: Fri, Sep 10th, 2021

White House, Democrats Push New ‘Civilian Climate Corps’

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In a callback to President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Civilian Conservation Corps,” the White House and Democrats in Congress are pushing a new “Civilian Climate Corps” in their expansive $3.5 trillion budget resolution. During President Joe Biden’s April address to congress, the commander-in-chief tied “meeting the climate crisis” to the creation of new jobs. “For me, when I think climate change I think jobs,” the president explained. Biden pointed to his policy agenda for the passage of a $2 trillion American Jobs Plan as creating such jobs. This plan has since been reduced by approximately $800 billion dollars, and was passed by the Senate in August as the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Despite its lower price tag, the legislation has a slew of new environmental and energy-development programs. For example, it would dedicate billions in total to building new charging stations for electric cars, millions to universities and colleges …

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