Biden Administration Day 1 Energy and Environmental Orders

01/22/2021

Shortly after his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden promptly set in motion a myriad of executive orders implementing his energy and climate initiatives. In this alert, we summarize President Biden’s Day 1 measures suspending oil and gas permitting on federal lands, placing a moratorium on activity in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve and canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and implementing reforms of environmental policies implemented by his predecessor, Donald Trump. He also announced additional appointments of several regulatory agency heads, including Richard Glick to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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