Joe Biden signs orders in climate change including to end drilling on all ...

Joe Biden signs orders on climate change including controversial measure to end drilling on all federal land, double wind energy and declare climate an issue of national security President Joe Biden will sign a host of initiatives to combat climate change  They include ending drilling on federal land after he canceled the controversial, billion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline  The order also directs the government to conserve 30 percent of all federal land and water by 2030 and to create a National Climate Task Force  Biden to double renewable energy production from offshore wind by 2030  He makes climate change a national security issue  Biden host a Leaders' Climate Summit on Earth Day, April 22, 2021 

By Emily Goodin, Senior U.S. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:03 GMT, 27 January 2021 | Updated: 14:03 GMT, 27 January 2021

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President Joe Biden will sign a host of climate initiatives on Wednesday, which include ending drilling on federal land and doubling wind energy after he canceled the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

The orders will kick off his drive to combat climate change, an issue area young Democratic voters pressed him on during the presidential campaign.   

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Among the provisions in the executive order is a directive to the secretary of the Interior to pause new oil and natural gas leases on federal lands or offshore waters. It also directs the secretary to double renewable energy production from offshore wind by 2030.

The orders also direct the government to conserve 30 percent of all federal land and water by 2030, to create a National Climate Task Force to assemble a government-wide action plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, establishes a White House interagency

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