The New Paper

January 28, 2021

Presient Biden signs executive order on climate change

President Biden signed an executive order focused on addressing climate change yesterday. The sweeping order calls for a pause on oil and gas leasing on federal lands, establishes a National Climate Task Force, and includes several other measures focused on wind energy, land conservation, electric federal vehicles, and fossil fuel subsidies (source).

Extra: Biden also signed an order re-establishing the “Council of Advisors on Science and Technology” and issued a memo calling “evidence-based policymaking” across the federal government. 

More context: Here’s a fact sheet summarizing each of yesterday’s actions.
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