At Biden Summit, Other Countries Promised Billions to Support the Epidemic

[ad_1] There were famous elephants in the room: China’s ongoing Covid crisis and the war in Ukraine were not discussed. But J. Stephen Morrison, global health expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the 7-nation group’s commitments reflect the strengthening of ties between allied nations against Russia in the Ukraine war. These …

Biden Administration Cancels Oil Drilling Sales in Alaska and Gulf

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has canceled oil drilling lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Cook Inlet in Alaska, triggering angry backlash from accusing Republicans. President Biden’energy policies for high gas prices. Home Office spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said in a statement that the Cook Inlet rental sale would not continue due to …

Biden Administration Starts $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries

[ad_1] The Biden administration plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort Monday to spur domestic production of advanced batteries, which is essential to its plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy. President Biden has encouraged automakers to use electric vehicles and utilities to switch to solar, wind and other clean energy, …

Biden Trying to Sell Domestic Agenda During West Coast Trip

[ad_1] SEATTLE — On a trip to the Pacific Northwest this week, President Biden observed the construction of an earthquake-proof airport runway, paid for with funds from the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law. He unveiled a plan to restore national forests devastated by wildfires. It supported a largely unfulfilled climate agenda. He also spoke out …

Biden Brings Climate Back to Environmental Act, Turns Trump Over

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will announce on Tuesday that it is once again restoring parts of a core environmental law that requires climate impacts to be considered and required input from local communities before federal agencies approve highways, pipelines, and other major projects. The administration plans to revive the requirements of the 50-year-old …

Biden Brings Climate Back to Symbolize Environmental Act by Reversing Trump

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will announce on Tuesday that it is once again restoring parts of a core environmental law that requires climate impacts to be considered and required input from local communities before federal agencies approve highways, pipelines, and other major projects. The administration plans to revive the requirements of the 50-year-old …

Gas Prices Force Biden into An Unexpected Embrace of Fossil Fuels

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Biden took office by pledging to tackle the planet’s climate crisis. But partly because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rising gas prices prompted the environmentalist president to do the unlikely thing: embrace oil. On Tuesday, Mr. Biden traveled to Iowa, where he announced that the Environmental Protection Agency would temporarily lift …

Biden Will Allow Selling Higher Ethanol E15 Gas All Summer

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Biden will announce Tuesday the suspension of the summer ban on the sale of high-ethanol gasoline blends, a move White House officials say is aimed at lowering gas prices, but energy experts predict will have only a marginal impact on the pump. . On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency will issue …

Biden Appears to Show Support for Amazon Workers Voting to Unionize

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Days after warehouse workers in Staten Island challenged Amazon and formed a successful labor union, President Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind the workers and defended their cause. In his remarks at a national conference of unionized trade workers, Mr. Biden spoke directly to one of the most powerful companies in …