Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters.
She has also issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions.
The moves Friday are part of a government-wide effort by the Biden administration to address climate change ahead of a virtual climate summit President Joe Biden is hosting next week.
Haaland says the orders will, “make our communities more resilient to climate change and…help lead the transition to a clean energy economy.”