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Former Vice President Joe appears poised to secure the needed Electoral College votes to win the White House, which will immediately put the spotlight on his agenda for next year, including energy issues and development on public lands.

Days before the presidential election, reporters say climate change may be a deciding issue among voters across the country. In a webinar on Wednesday, the Society of Environmental Journalists discussed the arc of the 2020 campaign and how they see a shift in the public’s view of environmental issues.

Former Vice President Joe Biden made waves in the final presidential debate last week when he declared that his climate plan would include a transition away from the oil industry in the United States.

At the final presidential debate on Thursday night, climate change is on the short list of expected topics—and the question could put Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a tough spot. The 2020 campaign season has been dominated by pressure from the party’s left wing for anti-development policies like a national fracking ban but taking back the Senate will require picking up seats in the West, where voters are supportive energy production.

Spring has sprung and Americans will soon be able to enjoy the warmer weather in their National Parks. During an Earth Day ceremony held at the White House, President Trump announced that thanks to the “significant progress” made against the coronavirus in recent weeks, national parks and public lands would reopen.

President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau on Sunday in Austin, Texas highlighting his administration’s work on new trade agreements, strong economic growth and the crucial role that reliable, affordable energy plays for the agriculture sector.

Western Leaders Welcome NEPA Reform

by Staff January 9, 2020

Trump NEPA announcement

In a speech in Washington on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced a proposal to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to help complete new infrastructure projects. The proposed rule change would set a two-year deadline for completing environmental impact statements and a one-year deadline to complete environmental assessments and imposes page limits on environmental reviews.