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Biden, Kerry to Roll Out Climate-Focused Initiatives

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2021
From The Center
climate change, Executive Orders, Joe Biden, John Kerry

President Biden will roll out his initiative to address climate change Wednesday, with executive orders that will suspend new oil and gas leases on federal land and commit the government to new conservation and social justice initiatives.

The move is a first step toward fulfilling Mr. Biden’s campaign pledge to stop drilling on federal territory. It applies to both onshore and offshore leasing and directs the Interior Secretary to “launch a rigorous review of all existing leasing and permitting practices related to fossil fuel,” according to a summary from the...

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