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Biden Rushes Jobs Reassurance Along With 50% Emissions Cut

  • Administration to make case climate fight won’t mean job cuts
  • Backers say transition an opportunity, but skeptics remain
Joe Biden

Joe Biden

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As President Joe Biden unveils an ambitious target this week to cut the nation’s climate-warming emissions, his administration is also taking steps to refute critics who say it’ll put large numbers of American jobs at risk.

Administration officials such as White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm scheduled events on Monday to make the case that the president’s fight against climate change will be a net gain for employment, creating more jobs than it will eliminate. Labor leaders at some of the events underscored the wariness of workers.