Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2021 / 17:01 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the US bishops’ domestic justice committee, praised Wednesday President Joe Biden’s environmental executive orders.
Biden’s executive action establishes the White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy, which the White House says will be “led by the first-ever National Climate Advisor and Deputy National Climate Advisor” in creating an office within the White House designated to implement the president’s domestic climate agenda.
It also creates the National Climate Task Force, which the White House says will bring together “leaders from across 21 federal agencies and departments to enable a whole-of-government approach to combating the climate crisis.”
Biden also issued executive orders that will require the United States to rejoin the Paris Agreement and will cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline project.
In the Feb. 3 statement, Archbishop Coakley offered support for some of the Biden administration’s environmental priorities: