Environmental Moves Biden Could Make Day 1

By Michael Phillis (November 18, 2020, 1:26 PM EST) -- The incoming administration will be able to leverage its bureaucratic expertise to make an immediate impact on environmental policy when President-elect Joe Biden takes office, by stepping up enforcement and reversing the Trump administration's prioritization of oil and gas extraction to instead emphasize fighting climate change.

Major priorities like clamping down on carbon emissions at existing power plants will take longer because those efforts must follow the formal rulemaking process. And some of Biden's ambitious climate plans will require the cooperation of a Congress whose control remains up in the air, pending the results of two Georgia Senate runoffs.

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