2021 Brings New Approach to Environmental Problems: The Biden Agenda | Baker Donelson
- Immediately join the Paris Climate Agreement.
- Spending $ 1.7 trillion on green energy technologies over the next ten years, with the ultimate goal of putting the United States on track to phase out net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
- Prohibit hydraulic fracturing and other drilling on public lands.
- Target and seek to significantly reduce airline emissions.
- Development of carbon-capture sequestration technologies.
- Reassess the role of nuclear power generation.
- Improve the energy efficiency of buildings.
- Speed up the use of electric vehicles.
- Support local government transport projects.
- Work with farmers and ranchers to develop better agricultural practices.
- Fight against urban sprawl.
- Develop a low-carbon manufacturing sector.
- Stop construction and maybe demolish the border wall with Mexico.
- Initiate rule-making and congressional action on chemical compounds containing PFOS.
The industrial sector most likely to be affected is arguably oil and gas, as the Biden administration will revert to Obama-era policies of discouraging the use of fossil fuels and promoting and supporting renewable energy resources. and sustainable. With a Democrat-controlled Congress, the Biden administration is certainly poised to complete the above initiatives. The key for the businesses and industries concerned will be to closely monitor these developments and to participate in the legal process, whether through lobbying, rule-making or other mechanisms to ensure that their voices are heard. are heard at federal and state levels.