DOI Issues Order to Rescind Climate and Mitigation Policies

The Department of Interior (DOI) issued Secretarial Order 3360, which rescinds the DOI’s climate and mitigation policies, including the Departmental Manual on Climate Change Policy, Departmental Manual on Landscape-Scale Mitigation Policy, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mitigation Manual, and BLM Mitigation Handbook. The order also directs BLM to review the Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and begin revisions to ensure it is consistent with the administration’s energy dominance goals.

The order is  aimed at implementing President Trump’s Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.