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Biden Climate Plan Includes Oil-Lease Pause, Subsidy Review (1)

Jan. 27, 2021, 6:23 PM

President Joe Biden will take executive action on Wednesday to combat climate change, including temporarily blocking new leases for oil drilling on federal lands, ordering a review of fossil-fuel subsidies and other measures to overhaul the U.S. energy mix.

Biden will sign broad-ranging directives instructing federal agencies to consider climate change in everything from government purchases to national security. He will order U.S. intelligence authorities to estimate how climate change affects national security and tell agencies to do a better job assessing the threat.

“Just one week into his administration, President Biden is continuing to move us forward at the...

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