The White House is attempting to create a program under existing powers to bring young people into low-carbon energy and climate resilience jobs. What could possibly go wrong?
White HouseOfficials just unveiled the “American Climate Corps.”
As bogus as this sounds, it is real. Basically, a ham fisted attempt at the New Deal-inspired “Civilian Climate Corps” idea, which the White House unsuccessfully tride to get Congress to create and fund with billions of dollars in what became the Inflation Reduction Act.
This boondoggle of was of course unveiled during Climate Week in New Yorl. The corps is apaid training program that also aims to provide “pathways to high-quality employment opportunities in the public and private sectors,” according to the White House. It envisions training in areas like wetlands restoration, low-carbon energy deployment, forest management and more. The goal is to move 20,000 people through the program in the first year.
You can’t make this stuff up
There will be a formal agreement among six agencies, including the Labor and Energy Departments.
Politics as usual
This pops up as President Biden’s 2024 campaign looks to energize young voters. A jobs corps is a years-long priority for youth activists — some of the same people totally stressed by other White House moves like approving Willow Oil Project in Alaska.