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Environmental Law News

Posted on: Jan 28, 2021

By Ben Wolowski, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Shortly after being sworn in, President Biden began a process to review nearly 200 environmental policies and decisions put in place by the Trump Administration. Ranging from climate change to energy and resources to natural wildlife, the Biden Administration has, through executive order, formally paused a number of policies implemented by the prior administration, so that they can be reviewed in more detail before long-term decisions are made. Among the most notable of President Biden’s earliest environmental actions are bringing the United States back into the Paris Agreement on climate change and canceling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. 

The Executive Order signed by President Biden can be read here. For more information on the specific policies at issue, go here.

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