January 27, 2021
Biden-Harris Administration Proves Environment is a Priority
The Biden-Harris Administration has already demonstrated their commitment to returning the U.S. to a place of leadership in climate and environmental policy from their first day in office. On his first day in office, President Biden entered the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Accord and revoked permits for the Keystone XL pipeline. Today, he is continuing to move forward with his climate and conservation agenda with another series of important actions including:
- Omnibus Domestic and International Climate Executive Order: Initiates series of regulatory actions to combat climate change domestically and elevates climate change as a national security priority
- Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum: Directs science and evidence based decision-making in federal agencies
- PCAST Executive Order: Re-establishes Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
- Announces the data for U.S.-hosted Climate Leaders’ Summit on Earth Day
President Biden also committed to a goal of conserving 30% of our land and oceans by 2030. This is critical to stabilize the climate and provide equitable access to nature for all. He has also called into review Trump’s opening of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts national marine monument to commercial fishing.