Today President Biden signing executive actions to make climate change a core part of all foreign policy and national security decisions.
The actions halt new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and offshore waters and review existing fossil fuel leases.
The oil and gas industry and some lawmakers blasted the move saying it’s bad for the economy.
Already Biden moved to rejoin the Paris climate agreement and revoked a construction permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
And the coronavirus pandemic is another crisis facing the country.
During the Biden administration’s first covid briefing the CDC director warned new variants may be more contagious.
But scientists say current vaccines seem to be effective against the known variants.
Biden pledged to have enough vaccines for at least 300 million Americans by this Summer.
So far January is the deadliest month of the pandemic in the United States.