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Move over Marine Corps, AOC’s pushing for 1.5M-strong ‘Climate Corps’

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., hold a press conference on the Green New Deal Resolution outside of the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (Getty Images)

The group would seek to employ 1.5 million Americans over five years

By Megan Henney

Fox News

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive lawmakers are calling for the creation of a 1.5 million-strong group of civilians to work on federally funded projects addressing climate change as part of their sweeping Green New Deal legislation.

Members of the Civilian Climate Corps would receive on-the-job training and work with community groups on initiatives to “reduce carbon emissions, enable a transition to renewable energy, build healthier and more resilient communities, implement conservation projects with proven climate benefits, and help communities recover from climate disasters.”

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