Oil and Gas Drilling in one of the largest tracts of undeveloped wilderness in the United States, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, has been suspended by President Joe Biden, a major victory for environmentalists and conservationists.
The nation is so fortunate to have a President who values nature and the environment, and cares about wildlife and climate change.
This is a complete reversal of the devastating environmental polices of Donald Trump, and the nation is blessed by having been able to reverse so much of the damage perpetrated by the worst environmental President in American history, much worse than Ronald Reagan, who was also horrible on the topic, but not to the extreme extent of the 45th President!
President Biden is starting off his administration with a series of quick actions through 30 executive orders in three days in office, and more to come!
14 on the Corona Virus
4 on the Economy
2 on the Environment
5 on Immigration
2 on Equity
1 on Ethics
1 on Regulation
1 on the Census Bureau
These include in detail:
Reinstating ties with the World Health Organization; Enforcing a mask mandate on federal properties and public transportation; Coordinating the national response to the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Halting construction of the Mexico Border Wall; Ending the Muslim Ban; Including non citizens in the Census Count; Protecting DACA immigrants from deportation; Stopping aggressive actions to find and deport undocumented immigrants.
Re-entering the Paris Climate Accords; Revoking the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline; Revoking rollbacks to Vehicle Emission Standards; Undoing decisions to slash the size of several National Monuments; Enforcing a moratorium on oil and natural gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Reestablishing a working group on the social costs of greenhouse gases.
Ending the 1776 Commission which distorted the role of slavery in American history; Rooting out systematic racism, and working to prevent discrimination based upon gender, sexual orientation or gender identity and promote equity and diversity in all government programs and agencies.
Extend a federal moratorium on evictions, and foreclosures on mortgages; A pause on federal student loan interest and principal payments.