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Court strikes down ruling that blocked Biden’s oil drilling pause

By Dino Grandoni and Others Photo: Tim Rue, Bloomberg News

A federal appellate judge struck down a lower court’s decision that had stopped the Biden administration from pausing the auction of oil and gas drilling rights in federal lands and water, a key campaign pledge in the president’s plan for tackling climate change.


Biden to restore boundaries of protected areas that were reduced by Trump

By Nichola Groom Photo: Bob Strong/REUTERS

President Joe Biden will restore the boundaries of three American nature reserves, known as national monuments, that were reduced in size by former President Donald Trump to allow commercial activity, the White House said on Thursday.


Biden restores protections for Bears Ears monument, 4 years after Trump downsized it

By Deepa Shivaram Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Biden restored the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments in southern Utah and added protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts national monuments on Friday.


Biden expands Bears Ears and other national monuments, reversing Trump cuts

By Joshua Partlow Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

President Biden on Friday restored full protections to three national monuments that had been slashed in size by former president Donald Trump, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah — known for their stunning desert landscapes and historical treasures of Native American art and settlements, as well as a rich fossil record.


Biden to Restore Three National Monuments in Utah and New England

By Coral Davenport Photo: Ash Lindsey/Alamy

President Biden is restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and a marine monument off the New England coast, all severely reduced by former President Donald J. Trump…


Biden calls for half of new cars to be electric or plug-in hybrids by 2030

By Dino Grandoni and Brady Dennis Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The executive order comes as part of a suite of new goals and mandates to cut climate-warming emissions from the auto sector


Biden, in a Push to Phase Out Gas Cars, Tightens Pollution Rules

By Coral Davenport

The president is restoring and strengthening tailpipe emissions regulations from the Obama era and has set a target that half of all vehicles sold in the United States be electric by 2030.


Presidential Executive Order 14008: The Climate Crisis Order

By Pillsbury

Presidential Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis,” a long and unusually detailed Executive Order published in the Federal Registeron February 1, 2021 (see 86 FR 7619), has generated considerable discussion and commentary. Below, I briefly outline its provisions.


EXCLUSIVE: Biden mileage rule to exceed Obama climate goal

By Tom Krisher And Hope Yen Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years, according to industry and government officials briefed on the plan. He’s then aiming for even tougher anti-pollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nudge 40% of U.S. drivers into electric vehicles by decade’s end.


Blue Ribbon Panel Presents Ground-Breaking Recommendations to President on the Climate Crisis and Global Migration

Photo: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury / Barcro / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

A Task Force of prominent former U.S. government and UN officials, NGO leaders, and climate experts today called for dramatic and unprecedented policy measures to address the global climate crisis and its impact on migration. The Task Force report responds to a February 4 Executive Order that directs National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to deliver options to the President by August “for protection and resettlement of individuals displaced directly or indirectly from climate change” as well as options for policy measures on a range of related objectives.