TRACKING PRESIDENT BIDEN

"If I have the honor of being elected President, we’re not just going to tinker around the edges… We’re going to lock-in progress that no future president can roll back or undercut to take us backwards again.”

Joe Biden - July 14, 2020

We're here to make sure President Biden does what he promised.

CAMPAIGN PROMISES TRACKER

President Joe Biden made 29 environmental campaign promises while running for office in 2020.

So far, he has delivered 5 of those promises.

This tracker is updated daily to reflect every time Joe Biden follows through on his promise to “lock-in big progress that no future president can roll back.”

StatusPromise
In ProgressBan new oil and gas leasing on federal lands
In ProgressRevoke fossil fuel subsidies
Not StartedEnd Trophy Hunting
IncompleteAchieve 100% clean energy by 2035
DeliveredRevoke authorization for Keystone XL pipeline
DeliveredProtect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
In ProgressReverse Trump rollbacks on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments
DeliveredRejoin Paris Agreement
In ProgressStop offshore drilling
In ProgressSet stricter methane standards
In ProgressDevelop new fuel economy standards for cars and trucks
In ProgressAppoint Native Americans to high-level government positions
Not StartedEnd all financing for overseas coal projects
Not StartedAdopt tax credits for renewable energy projects
Not StartedNet-zero greenhouse gas emissions for all new buildings by 2030
Not StartedTransition all school buses and public sector vehicles to zero-emission vehicles
Not StartedProtect the Amazon Rainforest
In ProgressHost a climate world summit within first 100 days
In ProgressCreate a climate division within the Department of Justice to hold polluters accountable
Not StartedCreate Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool to identify communities disproportionately harmed by pollution
In ProgressConserve 30% of America’s land and waters by 2030
Not StartedRequire any federal permitting decision to consider the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change
Not StartedInstall 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations
Not StartedPromulgate stricter appliance and building efficiency standards
Not StartedExpand solar and wind by 500 million solar panels and 60,000 wind turbines within 5 years
DeliveredIssue an Executive Order recommending climate and environmental justice -based executive actions that contains recommendations for protecting frontline communities
Not StartedReinstate federal flood protection standards
DeliveredMandate disclosure of climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions by public companies
Not StartedPlant 16 billion native trees by 2050

SPECIES EXTINCT UNDER BIDEN'S WATCH

Species of animals have gone extinct since Jan. 20, 2021

Source: About one species vanishes every hour. This is based on the common estimates that the background extinction rate is 1 species per million per year, that extinction is now happening at 1,000 times the background rate, and that there are 8 million species on Earth.

BARRELS OF OIL PRODUCED ON PUBLIC LAND UNDER BIDEN'S WATCH

Barrels have been produced on public lands since Jan. 20, 2021

Source: The US produces an estimated 29.35 barrels of oil per second on public land, according to data from the Department of the Interior [1].

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