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California Conservation Corps might by cut by Shwarzenegger

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking to remove the California Conservation Corps program to help with the state's $42 billion budget deficit according to a story in the NY Times Sunday.
Currently the government gives $34 million dollars to keep the Corps running, giving many young adults jobs and opportunities to help the environment.
The corps works on restoration services, creating trails, and clearing highways of brush.
Eliminating the program would take away these services from California and also make as many as 1300 individuals unemployed. Most come from poor neighborhoods and as many as half haven't graduated from high school.
“To cut off the opportunity for disadvantaged kids to get their feet on the first rung of the ladder to future green careers is criminal,? said Van Jones, author of the best-selling “Green Collar Economy."
This would also be an opposition act of the Obama administration and its Congress Stimulus Package as it is working to provide more of these types of jobs for youth.