Interior Head Haaland Revokes Trump-Era Orders on Energy


The new secretary of the interior has revoked a series of trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters the directives boosted coal oil and gas leasing on federal lands to promote what trump called energy dominance in the United States interior secretary deb Haaland also rescinded a trump administration order intended to increase oil drilling in Alaska's national petroleum reserve a new directive prioritizes climate change an interior department decisions part of a government wide effort ahead of a virtual climate summit president Biden is hosting next week in a statement Holland says the orders will make communities more resilient to climate change and help lead the transition to a clean energy economy Ben Thomas Washington

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