With the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, there was a lot of hope for climate action. On his first day in office, he signed many executive orders including two for the climate.
In an article from politico, there is a list of his executive actions.
The two climate ones are as follows:
Rejoin the Paris climate accords
“Biden signed an order to rejoin the Paris climate accords that President Trump exited last year, sending the United Nations a document that will make the U.S. party to the agreement in 30 days. The international pact aims to push all countries to slash their greenhouse gas emissions.”
Revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and cancel other Trump administration energy rules
“Biden revoked the presidential permit for the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline that would have transported fossil fuels from Canada across the United States — a project climate activists have protested for years. The order also directs federal agencies to start reversing and revising other Trump administration rules, including restoring protections and banning drilling in several national parks and national monuments and setting stricter emissions and fuel economy standards for vehicles.”
This is just a start, but it is indeed a pretty good start for the Biden Administration. Barack Obama wrote, “This is a time for boldness and President Biden is already delivering.
By rejoining the Paris climate accords on day one, he declared loudly and clearly that the U.S. will once again lead the fight against climate change.
And this is only the beginning.”