CNN: White House will support Biden's environmental plans regardless of Congress
The White House is preparing to adopt a series of measures and regulations to help achieve the climate goals identified by President Joe Biden, regardless of how the agenda moves forward in the U.S. Congress. This was reported by CNN.
At issue are the plans announced in April by Biden to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52% by 2030. Congressional debate on the program has stalled, and the president’s administration has decided to push it on its own through executive and regulatory actions for federal agencies and by encouraging federal and local partnerships to combat climate change.
A related agenda is currently being developed by White House Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and some members of the administration. A timeline for the measures has not yet been set, but could be announced during or at the conclusion of the upcoming 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, which Biden will attend.
The White House has not disclosed details of the plan it is developing. The Biden administration intends, among other things, to submit new regulations to the Environmental Protection Agency to stop methane leaks from oil and gas production and proposals to reduce harmful emissions from power plants. There are also plans to broaden and deepen U.S. environmental partnerships with other countries and to hold meetings with state governors on these issues.