"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.


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

So far, he has completed 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.”

Campaign PromiseStatus
Ban new oil and gas leasing on federal lands In Progress
Revoke fossil fuel subsidies In Progress
End Trophy Hunting Not Started
Achieve 100% clean energy by 2035 In Progress
Revoke authorization for Keystone XL pipeline Completed
Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge In Progress
Reverse Trump rollbacks on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments Completed
Rejoin Paris Agreement Completed
Stop offshore drilling In Progress
Set stricter methane standards In Progress
Develop new fuel economy standards for cars and trucks In Progress
Appoint Native Americans to high-level government positions Completed
End all financing for overseas coal projects Not Started
Adopt tax credits for renewable energy projects In Progress
Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for all new buildings by 2030 Not Started
Transition all school buses and public sector vehicles to zero-emission vehicles In Progress
Protect the Amazon Rainforest Not Started
Host a climate world summit within first 100 days Completed
Create a climate division within the Department of Justice to hold polluters accountable In Progress
Create Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool to identify communities disproportionately harmed by pollution In Progress
Conserve 30% of America’s land and waters by 2030 In Progress
Require any federal permitting decision to consider the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change Not Started
Install 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations Not Started
Promulgate stricter appliance and building efficiency standards Not Started
Expand solar and wind by 500 million solar panels and 60,000 wind turbines within 5 years In Progress
Issue an Executive Order recommending climate and environmental justice based executive actions that contains recommendations for protecting frontline communities Completed
Reinstate federal flood protection standards Completed
Mandate disclosure of climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions by public companies In Progress
Plant 16 billion native trees by 2050 Not Started


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 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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