In first hours as President, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, virus

Biden set to sign a series of executive orders, that will return US to Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization, and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline

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Joe Biden stands with his wife Jill Biden after speaking at the Major Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center. Photo: AP

Zeke Miller, Associated Press | PTI Washington
In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and handling of the pandemic.

Biden on Wednesday will end construction on Trump’s border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization, and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, aides said Tuesday. The new president will sign the orders almost immediately after taking the oath of office at the

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First Published: Jan 20 2021 | 4:43 PM IST

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