After Biden’s First Actions On Climate Change, How Much More Can He Do Alone?

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Consider This : After Biden’s First Actions On Climate Change, How Much More Can He Do Alone? Image

After Biden’s First Actions On Climate Change, How Much More Can He Do Alone?

This past week, President Biden signed executive orders that represent his administration’s first actions in the fight against climate change. Some changes will take longer than others — and many more will not be possible without help from Congress.

Correspondent Lauren Sommer of NPR’s climate team explains the likelihood of that happening — and what Biden could do if it doesn’t.

NPR’s Kirk Siegler reports from Wyoming on Biden’s ban on federal oil and gas leasing. Most of the oil and gas drilled in Wyoming comes from federal land and communities there are bracing for job losses and school funding cuts.

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