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This Earth Day, Biden faces ‘headwinds’ on climate agenda (access required)

One year ago, Joe Biden marked his first Earth Day as president by convening world leaders for a virtual summit on global warming that even Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping attended. Biden used the moment to nearly double the United States' goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, vaulting the country to the front lines in the fight against climate change.

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Biden finishes rule restoring broad review of big projects (access required)

The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines that were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects. A rule completed on Tuesday will restore central provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act, a bedrock environmental law designed to ensure community safeguards during environmental reviews for a wide range of federal projects and decisions, the White House said.

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EXPLAINER: Why Biden is allowing more ethanol in gasoline (access required)

President Joe Biden said Tuesday his administration will suspend a federal rule that bars higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during the summer. The move, which Biden announced during a visit to Iowa, is intended to tamp down prices at the pump that have spiked during Russia's war with Ukraine. Iowa is a key producer of the corn-based fuel additive.

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EXPLAINER: What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve? (access required)

President Joe Biden is again dipping into the nation's petroleum stockpile to try to corral rising energy prices. The White House announced Thursday that Biden ordered the daily release of 1 million barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve for the next six months. Biden will also ask Congress to penalize oil and gas companies that lease public land but aren't producing energy.

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