In one of his first official acts, U.S. President Joe Biden signed executive orders this week to rejoin the Paris climate agreement and block the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
The Oval Office event was Biden’s first major action to tackle global warming as he brings the largest team of climate change experts ever into the White House. During his presidential campaign, Biden had laid out plans to roll back a number of the Trump administration’s environmental and energy policies.
Return to Paris Former President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement, a non-binding global accord to address the threat of climate change, in 2017. Following Biden’s executive order, clean energy groups applauded the planned U.S. return to the Paris Agreement and said they’re looking forward to working with the new administration to combat climate change.
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