“Biden Readies Second Batch Of Climate Orders For Next Week: Memo”

“WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a second round of executive orders focused on combating climate change early next week as he rushes to reverse Trump-era environmental rollbacks, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

The announcements, to be unveiled Jan. 27, include an “omnibus” climate change order that kicks off a “series of regulatory actions to combat climate change domestically and elevates climate change as a national security priority,” according to the memo, which did not provide details.

They include a directive to all federal agencies to rely on science in their rulemakings, an order re-establishing the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science, and the announcement of a U.S.-hosted climate leaders’ summit on Earth Day, April 22.”

Valerie Volcovici and Ted Hesson report for Reuters January 21, 2021.