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Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporting fossil fuel workers

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Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporting fossil fuel workers
It's all part of the senator's green new deal.
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Democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders visited chico today... where people lined up by the hundreds to hear him speak at a town hall meeting.

Action news now reporter stephanie lin was in the room with the senator and joins us with more on the visit..

Stephanie?

Alan, debbie, the senator today unveiled his green new deal... a $16.3 trillion dollar plan... which he said will help create 20 million jobs.

And he had a very particular message to workers at fossil fuel companies.

I'd like to set this up by saying.... the changes the senator is calling for in the new deal plan are sweeping... his campaign promises to reach 100 percent renewable energy for electricity and transportation by 2030.

But the senator today positioned this all as an opportunity for workers at fossil fuel companies... rather than a point of concern.

We understand the guys who work on the oil industries are not our enemies....when we talk about a program that moves us away from fossil fuel, we are talking about a need for a just transition for workers in the fossil fuel industry.

Sander's plan would prioritize fossil fuel workers... guaranteeing five years of a worker's current salary, housing assistance, job training, and priority job placement for any displaced worker.

The sanders campaign promising 20 million new jobs to come with the green new deal.

Reporting live in the studio, stephanie lin, action news now.

Sanders' transition plan for fossil fuel workers also promises early retirement support.




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