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Climate Civilian Corps

Climate Civilian Corps

The “green” Joe Biden

The United States officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement last week. The Keystone XL Pipeline was canceled. Climate action has been defined as an urgent national security threat. The federal government has committed to a transition to an electric vehicle fleet.

The 11th hour, 59th minute Arctic Wildlife Refuge oil lease sale is now on hold. President Biden has ordered a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal land, and offshore. His administration is proposing to conserve and preserve 30 percent of America’s public lands, which would involve protecting a domain twice the size of Texas.

To restore what lands are already overused, President Biden is to launching a Civilian Climate Corps, with echoes of the popular Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s.

What is the Civilian Climate Corps?

The Civilian Climate Corps is a visionary policy that would create a government jobs program putting a new generation of Americans to work combatting the climate crisis

More specifically, it’s a program organized through the Department of the Interior and Agriculture and aims to “conserve and restore public lands and waters, bolster community resilience, increase reforestation, increase carbon sequestration in the agricultural sector, protect biodiversity, improve access to recreation, and address the changing climate.” 

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