Democrats Want a ‘Climate Corps.’ They Just Can’t Agree How to Create It

"WASHINGTON — Democrats aim to pour tens of billions of dollars into a New Deal-style program that would hire young people to work on projects to protect communities and the environment from disasters that are growing more destructive due to climate change.

Momentum for a Civilian Climate Corps has been steadily building since President Biden called for its creation in March. Though the program will not directly reduce the greenhouse gases that are warming the planet, it is a top priority for environmentalists as part of a $3.5 trillion spending bill Democrats hope to pass this fall.

Republicans have denounced the program as a boondoggle that would create eco-vigilantes who, as one lawmaker recently warned, will “report who is watering their lawn, whose fireplace is smoking.”"

Lisa Friedman reports for the New York Times September 9, 2021.


"Biden, Dems Push Civilian Climate Corps In Echo Of New Deal" (AP)

Source: NYTimes, 09/10/2021