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Biden signals climate change about turn

During the first hours of his administration, President Biden has placed climate change prominently on the White House ‘to do’ list. He has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate accord and start unpicking environmental actions taken by her predecessor.

White House officials have briefed that the intention is to go well beyond simply reversing Donald Trump’s policies. John F Kerry, for example. the presidential climate enjoy, announced that the US and other national must commit to deeper carbon cuts is dire climate impacts are to be averted. An order from the Interior department requires a top political appointee to sign off all new leases for oil and gas drilling. This could delay the commencement of more than 400 drilling applications that are currently outstanding.

Undoing the aggressive deregulation of the Trump era is likely to be a longer and more arduous undertaking. 

The 45th president worked to sideline, reduce in size or abolish more than 200 environmental projections. He was successful in around 170 instances. Some require only President Biden’s plenstroke to reverse, others will take years, or may be impossible to reverse. 

Image: “Grassroots Fundraiser with Vice President Biden, Dr. Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, and Doug Emhoff – Wilmington, DE – August 21, 2020” byBiden For President is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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