Democrats unite around ‘climate corps’ that could employ youth, prevent fires

Program is modeled after New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps

By: - July 26, 2021 6:00 am

Civilian Conservation Corps workers in Oregon in the 1930s. The proposed “climate corps” is modeled after the CCC. Photo via government archives.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.