Provides for ending new leasing of federal land for fossil fuel extraction in both the onshore and offshore environments.
Orders the U.S. government to be “net-zero” by 2050, with interim goals for buildings, energy, vehicle fleets, and purchasing policies.
President Biden's Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad targets clean electricity, federal vehicle fleets, frontline communities, HFC emissions, and fossil fuel leases and subsidies.
Describes immediate and longer-term actions that Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should take to reform public lands management consistent with climate mitigation.
Seeks to leverage the ocean’s potential in the fight against climate change by promoting offshore renewable energy, protecting blue carbon, supporting climate-ready fisheries, expanding marine protected areas, improving ocean health, and more.
Argues that the federal government currently fails to account for option value in its public land management processes, resulting in suboptimal environmental, social, and economic outcomes for the American public, to whom these lands belong.
The Obama Administration’s Secretary’s Order 3338 prohibited new coal exploration on public lands for a period. This type of EO could be seen as a model for a future president to apply to all fossil fuels.
Would have amended the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit BOEM from authorizing the exploration or production of oil, natural gas, or any other fossil fuel in the Outer Continental Shelf.
2017’s proposed Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act included a federal moratorium on new major fossil fuel projects, to commence in 2018.