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“Biden’s First 100 Days: What’s Coming On Energy”

“President Biden took swift action to deliver on his promise to embrace green energy hours after he was sworn into office yesterday, mandating a review of regulatory rollbacks that were part of the Trump administration's efforts to boost the fossil fuel industry.

Among the pledges outlined in executive orders: a plan to overturn Trump-era loosening of energy efficiency standards for buildings and appliances and place a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in the Arctic.

At the same time, the fate of some Biden campaign proposals remained unclear. Yesterday's orders did not include a plan, for example, to end new oil and gas leasing on federal lands. When asked if the administration still has a commitment to that, Biden spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, “We do, and the leases will be reviewed by our team. We just have only been in office for less than a day now.”

The highest-profile oil and gas rules that will be scrutinized are methane regulations President Trump's EPA enacted as part of wiping out President Obama's stricter controls on emissions from oil and gas production infrastructure, such as well sites (Climatewire, Aug. 14, 2020).”

E&E News had the story January 21, 2021.