Biden's Build Back Better bill would give young people jobs to fight climate change. What would a new CCC look like?

Biden's Build Back Better bill would give young people jobs to fight climate change. What would a new CCC look like?

Biden wants to give people jobs to fight climate change with new CCC

Biden’s plan includes $30 billion for the program, modeled loosely after an FDR program during the Great Depression.

  • Supporters say the jobs should pay at least $15 per hour and include health insurance.
  • Republicans say the program would undermine the American energy industry.

As the only member of her immediate family who doesn’t have asthma or bronchitis, Maricruz Ramirez has seen the threat an unhealthy environment can pose. And as someone who has grown up seeing and smelling the nearby oil fields of the Central Valley that pollute the air and send carbon into Earth’s atmosphere, she has witnessed firsthand the footprint fossil fuels leave behind.

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