Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

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NM Rep. Deb Haaland, via haaland.house.gov

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.”

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